15 Jul Piazza Duomo
PIAZZA DUOMO is where the spiritual life of the city concentrates. Indeed, here arise:
CATTEDRALE. A wonderful Romanesque monument dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, sanctified in 1106 and subsequently completed with the bell tower and the lateral chapels. Inside the cathedral the bas-reliefs by Benedetto Antelami and the fresco on the dome over the major altar depicting the Assumption of the Virgin by Antonio Allegri, known as Correggio, are to be admired.
BATTISTERO. An octagonal pink marble building intended for the baptism, greatest artwork of Benedetto Antelami and masterpiece of the Gothic Art.
PALAZZO VESCOVILE. Seat of the bishop of Parma and of the diocesan curia.
MUSEO DIOCESANO. Museum dedicated to the history of Christianity in Parma.
Official site www.piazzaduomoparma.com