The Colors of Parma: A Photo Tour

Parma is famous for its beautiful monuments and excellent food, but colors were the first thing that struck me. Yellow, pink, green, orange, red, make this small city of Emilia-Romagna (a less-known region of Italy which has so much to offer) a joyful place and it’s no wonder Parma is considered one of the prettiest towns in Northern Italy and ranked by The Telegraph  one of the “World’s top 20 places for the good life“.  

Pink and Fuchsia

Colors embellish the more modest houses, and colors highlight the elegant facades, the harmonious architecture, the delicate moldings decorating the windows. 

Earth Colors

Blessed by a perfect weather, with the sun enhancing the pastel hues, I couldn’t help but thinking that even on a gloomy day colors bring a touch of joy, like a painter’s palette, bringing pleasant shades to an otherwise grim canvas.
Autumn Shades
Enjoy the virtual photo tour of Parma, and tell me which is your favourite facade. And if you fancy to visit this charming city, have a look at the practical information at the bottom of the page.
A Warm Colors Palette
Colourful Parma
Delicate Pastel Colors
Parma Elegant Facades
Parma Colorful Streets
Parma, Colors and Elegance
Parma's Sparkling Colors
Parma, Pink and Yellow Facades
Practical Information:
Getting there: Parma is half way between Milan and Bologna and well connected by train (1h 10min), making it the ideal spot for a day trip (although it is well worth staying longer). If you’re traveling by car, the journey will take you about 1h 30min-2h, depending on traffic, from Milan, and 1h-1h 30min from Bologna.



I visited Parma as part of the #Blogville campaign, created and managed by iambassador  in partnership with Emilia Romagna TourismAs always, I maintain full editorial control and the pleasure of strolling around and taking these photos could hardly be more authentic.


About Me

Travel addict and passionate about photography, Simon Falvo started Wild About Travel back in 2009. Leveraging her strong PR background, she developed an extensive knowledge of Digital Communications and Content Creation. Besides travel writing Simon holds workshops and trainings, she collaborated with tourism boards for digital marketing campaigns and participated as a speaker at several events.

7 thoughts on “The Colors of Parma: A Photo Tour”

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  2. Beautiful photographs! I am such a sucker for doors and windows myself, will have to visit Parma just out of this!

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    • So glad you like the photos! And also that you share my love for doors and windows 🙂
      If you ever get the chance, go and visit Parma (and there’s a lot more than the colorful alleys), as well as many other towns in Emilia-Romagna. Such a lovely region!


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