Parma Underground. A Walking Tour in the Hidden City

Inspiring Experiences




2 hour 1/2

N. attendees:

min 2 max 10 People


Monday to Thursday only, on request

Private expert guide, mix of overground and underground stops, focus on ancient lifestyle, final food tasting in a medieval cellar.

  • Private local expert guide (Ita/Eng)
  • Safety access and 1-hour guided tour in the underground gallery
  • Final tasting of typical Parma food in a medieval cellar (Parmigiano, Prosciutto, top-quality wines)
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions.

Have you ever dreamt of walking 4 meters under the cobblestones of a medieval town? There’s another Parma to be discovered and explored underneath with a local expert guide!

An evocative and educational underground experience in the wake of the most precious element ever: water.
Our licensed expert guide will meet you in Piazza Garibaldi – the townsquare where everything started 2.000 years ago – to start an immersive adventure in the most ancient reticulum of streets, alleys, crossroads and canals. The time machine will surely stop at the roman bridge hidden under the medieval market place not too far from the river and then it’ll bring you down to the secret doors of an extra-ordinary manufact: rebuilt in the mid-1800s at the behest of Duchess Maria Luigia of Habsburg, who was farsightedly ruling over Parma in those troubled years ahead of the Independence Wars, the so-called “Fountains Gallery” runs over a pre-existing section of the former roman aqueduct restored by Duke Ottavio Farnese in 1570.

The last underground incursion will be a real treat: comfortably seated in the medieval cellars of a16th-century palace, you will have deserved a rich merenda in the truest Parma style at a very, very special table: try it and see!

Cancellation Policy:

  • No fee up to 8 days before the starting day;
  • From 7 days to 3 days before the tour starting date: 50% penalty;
  • 48 hours’ notice: 70% penalty;
  • 24 hours’ notice: 100% penalty.

Please Note:

  • Safety restrictions: the tour is forbidden to heart patients and people suffering from respiratory diseases and claustrophobia;
  • Trainers are recommended;
  • Pick-ups: If you choose the car+driver option the price is calculated considering a pick-up from your hotel town or immediate surroundings (max 15 Km). Pick-ups from other locations can be purchased with a surcharge to be agreed upon by email request;
  • Our drivers are NOT driver-guides, since this kind of professional profile is forbidden by the Italian law;
  • Weather conditions: in case of heavy rain, the experience could be cancelled;

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