The Lowlands of the Province of Parma consist in the plain north of Parma. It is a territory characterized by the respect for ancient traditions, rich in history, art and genuine food, to discover and enjoy at a slow pace. Our route to the discovery of the Parma Lowlands starts crossing the strip of land running from the Parma Morta Reserve to Maria Luigia’s Woods in Torricella, near the meandering of the Taro river, to reach Zibello and Polesine Parmense, places where it seems as if time has stood still. We will visit a farm devoted to the recovery of ancient local races, we will observe the farm animals, the vegetable gardens and the vineyards. We will see the masterpieces of the local culinary tradition, such as Culatello, Fiocco, Spalla di San Secondo, Salami, Strolghino, produced and refined in the magnificent cellars of an ancient fortress of the early XIV Century, perfectly restored and endowed with a fine restaurant, where it is possible to enjoy the best of Parma cuisine. Few people know that this is the area in the world where the greatest variety of cured meat products is obtained from pigs! During the visit you will be able to understand the features and origins of the different products and the characteristics and the history of the king of cured meat, the PDO Culatello of Zibello. The visit will end with a rich tasting or lunch, a real joy for the senses!
Hi! We are Michelle, Laura, Barbara, Giacomo, Monica and Andrea, a team of qualified licensed guides, born and raised in Parma, working in the fields of tourism, culture and education within the territory of Parma for over 10 years. We desire to share the knowledge and enthusiasm for our territory, making our guests’ visit memorable. Our aim is to let our guests live an authentic experience, far from the great tourist flows, to discover the soul and traditions of Emilia Romagna, crossing the town of Parma and territory of the region at a slow pace, hoping they will perceive the beauty and richness of our land!
We will visit a farm devoted to the recovery of ancient local races, from the white-mantled cows to the ancient pig breed “Nera Parmigiana”, we will observe the farm animals, the vegetable gardens and the vineyards. We will visit the magnificent cellars of an ancient fortress of the early XIV Century, where the PDO Culatello of Zibello is cured, and a fine restaurant, where it is possible to enjoy the best of Parma cuisine!
Culatello producer admission fee and tasting to be paid on site. Admission fee: 10 euro per person. Regarding the Culatello of Zibello PDO Tasting or Lunch, there are different options and costs as indicated here: 5 euro per person or 20 euro per person or 30 euro per person or 40 euro per person.
Half Day Parma Lowlands Food Experience