Parma is inextricably linked with the most acclaimed Italian composer, Giuseppe Verdi, who was born in Roncole di Busseto and whose personality still permeates the city’s culture and landscape. Verdi is the protagonist of a splendid theme itinerary.
Italian journalist, humorist, and novelist, famous for his stories of an Italian village where Father Camillo, the stubborn Catholic priest, is constantly in trouble with the local Communist mayor Peppone. These characters of the Cold War polarization and their ideological disputes are depicted with warm humour. Guareschi’s books gained a huge popularity outside Italy, where they have sold over twenty-three million copies worldwide.