This is the largest covered market in the city and is one of the most characteristic places. You can find all sorts of things here, from clothes to wickerwork items and household goods. The most attractive stalls are those selling fruit and vegetables or flowers. The city looks like a garden of color with these rows of brightly colored stalls. Most of the stall holders are "real" local people.
Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi is a busy shopping district that lies at the heart of the city. Dotted with some historically and architecturally significant sights like Piazza della Pace, Monastero di San Paolo and Fondazione Museo Glauco Lombardi, it attracts art and history lovers from far and wide. Shoppers can find an exhaustive collection of boutiques including some popular ones like Bruno, Cavalieri Giovanni E Figli, La Scarpina and Sugar Blues, among several others huddled at both sides of the shopping street.
This gallery-shop is located between Via Cavour and the Piazza del Duomo in one of the most enchanting streets of the city where the view of the Baptistery with the Duomo in the background is truly magical. This is a must for anyone who is looking for an antique book or print. They hold the much sought after lithographs of the Parma painter Mattioli as well as an assortment of religious articles.
Tucked away among historic landmarks and shops, Color Viola is worth the find if you are looking for something different yet be intrinsically a part of Parma. This small, independent shop might go unnoticed if you aren't looking for it. The aroma of Violetta di Parma will beckon you in and you will be intrigued by violet-inspired souvenirs. Cute and dainty, these items will truly be a unique reminder of your visit to this beautiful city.
Founded in the year 1947, Cavalieri Cappelli has been a Parma staple selling modish and classic hats for men and women. At this specialty store, you can shop for an an extensive collection that features Swedish fur hats, Rinaldi hats, along with those made of cotton, silk and other fabrics. Having partnered with Borsalino, Cavalieri Cappelli offers an eclectic collection of headgear that spans different eras and styles.
Perched on the busy Borgo Giacomo Tommasini, Store 333 attracts city shoppers with its inviting bohemian vibe and an eclectic selection of outfits and accessories for men and women. A Parma institution since the year 2009, it was set up with a mission to bring upcoming brands to a fashion-conscious clientele. Shop for some trends labels like Levi's, Uniforms For The Dedicated, Bellerose and Steve Mono, among several others. During summers, the store also doubles up as a makeshift concert venue and plays host to local bands and solo musicians.
This shop is in a distinctive area of the historic center. It is perfect for anyone who wants natural products ranging from food to shampoo, creams and perfumes. This is also an organic center and is a must for anyone wanting organic food.
This bookshop has always been used by priests. This is because it is located on the street which leads to Piazza del Vescovado, which is also the street of the Duomo and the Baptistery. It is also because this shop is very well-stocked. It is specialized in relgious texts and has a very up-to-date card index file for all the latest books of all kinds. It has a large children's section and a section for teenagers. The staff are very competent and are able to advise clients, of any age. The bookshop promotes initiatives to involve older and younger people, such as book presentations, dialectal performances, and art exhibitions. "I venerdì del dialetto" (Discussion Fridays) series has had a lot of success. It involves meeting with local poets who work in dialect and recitation of dialectal extracts by actors.
A paradise for video-game addicts. Zanichelli stocks a wide range of software products: games for PCs , new and old (there is also a wide selection of second hand games) and for Play Stations. There is also a large section dedicated to specific hardware for games right from components to "speed up" the PC to accessories such as joysticks, speakers, steering wheels and game pads. Specializing in video-games, the shop also offers a wide range of all types of other types of software and assembled PCs.
A large shop in the city center where you can go in search of CDs and much more: as well as all types of music to suit all tastes: Italian and foreign artists, classical, opera, jazz, blues, ethnic music, etc, video cassettes, music scores (easy listening and classsical) etc. There are gadgets too: T-shirts, calendars and posters. Part of the shop is devoted to multi media products and PC programs with videogames being the most popular.
This historic stationery shop in the heart of the historic center is in a street full of shops. Generations of students have bought their drawing materials here such as pens, brushes, colors, paper of all sizes and more. Offices also find all they need here such as pens, notebooks, block notes and more. They specialize in material for technical design and offer a vast range of equipment from simple rulers and set squares to more professional goods by the best makes such as Mont Blanc and Faber-Castell. Competent, polite staff.
Laura Nocco is a renowned label known for its exquisitely crafted ornaments and accessories. Established by a family dealing with antique ware, the store originally carried out remodeling of vintage furniture and paintings. The jewelry boutique is an exciting addition to the brand's numerous antique shops. From charming necklaces to unique pendants and other elegant adornments, the store stocks up on some exuberant pieces thoughtfully imagined and crafted to perfection.