The Parma Citadel is a pentagonal fortress with bastions and moats, once full of water, planned by Francesco Paciotto. Construction was started by Alessandro Farnese, third Duke of Parma at the end of the 16th century and was finished in 1599.
This place has a very important historical meaning and it has been for about 50 years (at the beginning of the XIX century) the residence of Maria Luigia d'Asburgo "Duchessa di Parma, Piacenza e Guastalla", wife of Napoleon.
In the present times, the palace is used for conventions, meetings and the gardens are open to public.
The Castle of Felino has been build at the beginning of the XIII century, in a position that was really important, especially from a strategic point of view. The castle is very well maintained, and, among the rest of the castle, you can visit the torture chambers and the prisons.
Felino is a small city near Parma, that is famous because gives the name to one of the best and more...
Also called "The Rocca", this wonderful castle located in the middle of the Fontanellato town, near Parma. It maintains since it was build the classical structure, with a 3 mt. deep moat whose water, up to the beginning of the XX century, was coming from natural sources.
Inside the castle there are some rooms whose paintings are from the famous italian painter "Il Parmigianino".
This is the headquarter of "Barilla" the company that is normally associated to the "italian pasta", since the pasta they do is definitely the best.
The group is now pretty big and they do more than just pasta, but they have a huge number of production lines.
The USS Denver (LPD 9) Amphibious Task Group (ATG), along with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrived in Manila Oct. 4 to assist the government of the Philippines in their relief efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Ketsana and Typhoon Parma.
Approximately 2,900 Sailors and Marines, along with trucks, helicopters and landing craft arrived on the dock-landing ...
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