Where To Stay In Parma Italy

Discover the beauty, culture, and cuisine of this hidden gem in Italy.
Written By: Andrea Spallanzani
Reviewed by: Rick Orford
How & Why We Created This Article

This article has been written, reviewed, and fact-checked by Rick and I. We live in Italy and travel throughout the country to help you make the best choices for your trip. We wrote this piece to help you have the best trip possible on your next trip to Italy. Portions of this article have been written using assistive AI tools to help with tasks like research, spell-checking, grammar, and translation.

Last Updated February 29, 2024

In this article, you'll learn how:

  1. Parma offers a range of accommodation options, including hotels in the city center, luxury hotels, and countryside retreats.
  2. Some notable hotels in Parma include the Grand Hotel De La Ville, Dado Hotel International, and Starhotels Du Parc.
  3. Parma is known for its exquisite cuisine, making it an excellent destination for food enthusiasts and travelers seeking cultural experiences.

Are you visiting Parma, Italy, and wondering where to stay? Parma is very near where Rick and I live, in Modena, and we find it to be a beautiful city with plenty to offer visitors. If you’re planning a trip to Italy, it’s likely that Parma isn’t on your initial shortlist, unlike Venice or Rome, but it should be!

However, you must be wondering, is Parma worth staying in? Well, Parma is like the Goldilocks of cities in northern Italy. It has the perfect size, lots to see and do without crowds, a convenient location, and great value compared to other cities nearby.

We put together this article to help you find the best place to stay in Parma. To be sure, all the hotels are rated at least four stars on Google. 

Where to stay in Parma

The city center of Parma is pedestrian-only or within a ZTL zone. This means you can’t drive there without a permit. However, many Parma hotels provide parking (some for a fee), although you may want to double-check ahead of time if you have your car. 

LocationParma is situated in the northern Italian region of Emilia-Romagna, renowned for its rich history and architecture.
CuisineThe city is celebrated for Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Parma ham. Explore local flavors with dishes like tortelli d’erbetta.
CultureParma boasts a significant artistic heritage, including landmarks like the Parma Cathedral and Teatro Farnese, as well as connections to notable figures like the composer Verdi.
LandmarksMust-visit sites encompass the Palazzo della Pilotta, Parma Cathedral, and Baptistery of Parma.
EventsAnnual festivities in Parma include the Verdi Festival, dedicated to the famous composer, and the Parma Ham Festival.

Hotels near Parmas’ city center

Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati

If you’re wondering What area of Parma to stay in, you may consider Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati. Although the decor might be “touristy,” it cannot rival the location and views. Many rooms have views of the Duomo, located across the street. It’s centrally located, so there may be traffic and noise while you’re in the thick of it. Rooms start at €90 per night during the low season. They also have two- and three-bedroom apartments for rent.

Hotel Sina Maria Luigia

This four-star hotel in the northwest area of Parma has over a hundred rooms in a historic structure. Walk to the most well-known sights of Parma, such as the Victory Monument, during the day. It is also close to the train station. For a fee, they provide parking. Rooms start at under €100 per night.

Luxury hotels in Parma, Italy

Grand Hotel de la Ville

The top-rated hotel in Parma, Italy is the Grand Hotel De La Ville, a five-star establishment near the La Galleria shopping mall. It has a restaurant, an elegant bar, luxury rooms, free WiFi, and an LCD satellite TV. The Grand Hotel is in a former pasta factory and features iconic designer lamps, sofas, and armchairs from the 1920s. The hotel also includes a fitness center 10 minutes from the historic city.

All air-conditioned rooms at the hotel feature a minibar and a private bathroom with slippers. Some rooms include a spa bath and fluffy towels. All rooms are soundproofed and allergy-free, as well as pet-friendly. The Parmigianino restaurant serves gourmet Italian cuisine. Every morning, a fabulous buffet breakfast is available. 

Dado Hotel international

Dado Hotel International is a four-star luxury hotel in a residential area of Parma, Italy is just a 5-minute drive from the Fiere di Parma exhibition and 10-minute drive from the historic city center. Free parking is available. The hotel provides 58 rooms with amenities like a minibar fridge and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.

Each room has its private bathroom with complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. A continental breakfast is available every morning. The designer armchairs in the lobby’s lounge area are available after a long day. The Parma Airport is less than 10 minutes away by car. Parma Train Station is 2.5 kilometers away.)

Savoy Hotel

The location of this hotel is excellent. It is only a 5-minute walk from the city center. The 900-year-old Cathedral and the Regio Theatre are within 400 meters of the Savoy Hotel in Parma, Italy’s city center. Its stylish, minimalist rooms include air conditioning and WiFi connectivity. The minibar in each room is stocked with drinks, and the televisions are flat-screen satellites. Breakfast options include both sweet and savory items, as well as fresh coffee at the bar. The Savoy is a non-smoking establishment. Free WiFi is accessible throughout the hotel. Room rates begin at €151, subject to variations based on dates and hotel policies.

Hotel Verdi Boutique Hotel

It’s exquisite—a lovely home. Comfortable beds. The Elegant Hotel Verdi Boutique Hotel is located in the historical center of Parma, Italy, just 130 meters from Palazzo Ducale and a 20-minute walk from the cathedral. Air-conditioned rooms with hardwood floors are available, as well as a restaurant.

Palazzo Ducale is viewable from the rooms at Verdi, including a marble bathroom, fine linens, and antique furniture. The hotel is located just 2 kilometers from Parma Airport and is an 18-minute short walk from Parma Train Station. The Regio Theatre is 1.4 km from Hotel Verdi Boutique Hotel, while the Hospital Maggiore is 600 meters away.

Mercure Parma Stendhal

The Hotel Stendhal is an elegant Victorian mansion in the city’s picturesque historical center. It is just 600 meters from Parma Train Station and offers a beautiful location in a quiet street one block off the main thoroughfare. It features a delicious breakfast buffet with Emilia-Romagna products.

WiFi is available. The rooms are beautifully furnished, with antique furniture and a television with cable and satellite channels. Parma’s cathedral can be found 400 meters west of the Stendhal. Parma Airport may be accessed by car in around 10 minutes if you drive carefully. On-site parking is available and subject to availability.

The NH Parma

The NH Parma Hotel is conveniently located next to the train station. Modern rooms are available, and the property provides a fitness center and free WiFi.

The 4-star Parma NH Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with a satellite flat-screen TV and a minibar. The private bathroom includes a hairdryer, as well as complimentary toiletries. At the on-site restaurant, guests may sample international cuisine and Italian wines. Breakfast is available daily. There’s also a 24-hour front desk, a bar, and a snack bar. The parking fee on average is €15 per day and it cannot be reserved in advance.  Other services provided include meeting rooms. The property is 10 minutes walk from Parma Cathedral. Nine hundred meters separate Reggio Opera House Theatre from the hotel.

Novotel Parma Centro

This lovely hotel is located in the heart of Parma, directly across from the station. Novotel Parma Centro has a calm and friendly atmosphere with well-appointed guest rooms conveniently situated near Parma’s railway station. Your room at the Novotel Parma Centro contains satellite television and air conditioning.

WiFi is accessible in all rooms. You’re in a great location to walk around the city. You may also use it to travel on the A1 motorway, which connects you to numerous other areas—the restaurant next door serves lovely local cuisine before unwinding with a drink at the hotel lounge.


Link124 Hotel, located 1 km from the Tangenziale Nord ring road exit 6, offers a restaurant, free WiFi, and a free fitness center. Rooms at this 4-star hotel feature modern design and include cable and satellite reception TVsThe Link124 Hotel offers rooms with free WiFi, air conditioning, parquet flooring, and flat-screen TVs.

All rooms at the hotel are air-conditioned and come with a minibar. Suites have their sitting area and a free-standing bath with bathrobes and slippers. The hotel’s breakfast is both sweet and savory. You may dine at the on-site restaurant, which offers à la carte dishes. A snack bar is available on site. The Parma Train Station is 2 kilometers from Hotel Link124. Parma Airport is 5 minutes by car away.

CDH Hotel Villa Ducale

The CDH Hotel Villa Ducale is a 5-minute car ride from the city center of Parma, Italy, and the A1 motorway. Rooms include free WiFi and satellite TV located just off the highway. The outside terrace features tables and wicker chairs. Rooms at Villa Ducale are either traditional or modern in style. They include a minibar and a hairdryer-equipped bathroom. They’re air-conditioned, so they have a minibar and a hairdryer-equipped bathroom.

A delicious breakfast is supplied each morning in a bright dining room with big windows. On weekdays, the Trattoria Moletolo serves Emilia-Romagna specialties. On-site, there is a free gym. Next door, guests will discover a sports facility with a swimming pool and tennis courts. Parma Airport is 4 kilometers from CDH Hotel Villa Ducale, which has free parking.

Starhotels Du Parc

Starhotels Du Parc is a lovely property with unique architecture. It’s cool and cozy. Set amid Parma’s Parco Ducale, Starhotels Du Parc is in a historic building with Art Nouveau features and a façade. This hotel in Parma, Italy, offers two restaurants and free Wi-Fi.

The Du Parc offers air-conditioned rooms with a minibar, a huge satellite TV, a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries, and a hairdryer. Each morning, guests are served a sumptuous buffet breakfast at the Canova Restaurant by Eataly. The Aiglon Restaurant by Eataly serves Parma specialties.

The bar at Le Bistro is open until midnight. Parma’s historic center, home to the magnificent Teatro Regio opera house and the Parra Cathedral is 1 km from Starhotels Du Parc. On foot, you can reach Parma Train Station in 10 minutes.

Hotel Parma & Congressi

The Hotel Parma & Congressi is a big hotel with an outdoor seasonal swimming pool, sauna, and gym in the summer. It’s only a 10-minute drive from Parma and near the Tangenziale Nord ring road. There are no costs for parking or an internet connection. The Parma & Congressi is a 4-star superior hotel. All rooms at the Parma & Congressi are air-conditioned, include free internet access, and have satellite TV. The restaurant specializes in traditional Emilian cuisine, prepared with high-quality ingredients. A hearty breakfast buffet is served each morning.

Where to stay in Parmas’ countryside

Parma’s cuisine is renowned worldwide, and the city has a variety of restaurants and food shops that sell the meats and cheeses that make it famous. Like the nearby city of Modena, Parma has an incredible food culture. To learn more about the cuisine of Parma, you must visit the countryside. As a result, we’ve compiled a list of Parma accommodation options if you wish to explore the countryside, either at a boutique property or an agriturismo.

Hostaria Da Ivan in Roccabianca

Ivan, the owner and namesake of Hostaria Da’Ivan, is a well-known dining spot in Parma. Ivan’s commitment to local foods and his expertise in excellent wines are just two reasons behind its popularity among locals. On the ground floor, you’ll find a lovely bar with two rooms on the top that are charming and well-appointed—an excellent alternative to Antica Corte Pallavicina, which is not far away. Rooms start at €100 per night. And since this is a dining spot, it would be great to know some basic Italian restaurant etiquette

Villino di Porporano in Porporano 

The Villino di Porporano is an elegant manor house set in a lush wooded environment, with a pool, just outside Parma. The rooms are opulent, with hardwood floors and exposed masonry. The Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast, at the end of a long driveway, is one of the most unusual places to stay on Lisdoonvarna. They provide breakfast and offer cooking classes and tours but do not have a restaurant. Rooms in the low season start at €85. 

Final Thoughts

If you’re looking for a beautiful travel destination with excellent food, stunning architecture, and lovely weather, consider Parma, Italy. Thousands of visitors flock to this picturesque city yearly to enjoy its many attractions. Pretty much like how tourists visit Rome for its attractions

From savoring the delicious Parmesan cheese (try the 36 month Parmigiano Reggiano) and prosciutto to admiring the ancient buildings, there’s something for everyone in Parma. And with its great music, cultural scene, and best luxury hotels, you will have a truly memorable experience. So, if you’re planning a trip to Italy, add Parma to your list of must-see destinations. You’ll love it!