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Parma

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We're driving from Varenna to Siena and are thinking of overnighting (1 night only) along the way. Parma holds appeal as reading John Grisham's Playing for Pizza got us interested in our first trip to Italy a few years ago. Any advice on whether Parma is a good option, what we might do during our short time there and where we should stay would be appreciated.

This will take place the first week of August

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Well it about neatly splits the trip and allows enough time for a bit of sightseeing in Parma. We loved it. We expected to be looking at ham and cheese production, but that turned out to be quite difficult. Instead we were amazed by the wonderful art in the old fortress like palace (a must see) and various churches around the place. Plus excellent food.

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You might want to consider overnighting at Palazzo Rosa dalla Prati in Piazza del Duomo (www.palazzodallarosaprati.it). If there is a prettier Piazza del Duomo in Italy, we would like to know where it is.

For high-end dining in Parma, we're great fans of Parizzi (www.ristoranteparizzi.it) and for low-end dining, we feel you simply can't beat the panini at Enoteca Antica Osteria Fontana (Strada Farini 24/a, just off Piazza Garibadli).

And because we love Renaissance art, we never miss visiting the Camera di San Paolo, where Correggio rocks and rolls like nobody's business.

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Parma is a lovely, gracious, and appealing city, a good option for a stop, even if hot in August.

Palazzo Dalla Rosa Prati is perfectly positioned near the stunning piazza Duomo.

Enjoy La Greppia for dinner.

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Vagabonda

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Thank you. We took your advice.

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We decided not to rent a car. Anyone know a car service they would recommend to give us a ride from Parma to Siena in August?

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It is some 250 km (155 miles) from Parma to Siena. A car service would want to be paid for the round trip, so I would think the cost would be over €500.

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You could just take the train.

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The Parma tourism website lists car rentals with or without drivers.

http://goo.gl/ZYhVl

But a journey from Parma to Siena would take 3 hours and it is pricy at a cost of €380,00.

Radio Taxi Parma offers the best weekday rate of €328,00.

http://www.taxiparma.com/

www.taxiparma.com/cosa-facciamo/tariffario

The journey by train is longer and not inexpensive as well, but certainly less expensive than a transfer.

www.trenitalia.com/cms/v/index.jsp…

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