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If your trip to Parma is all sorted out but your itinerary is looking a bit empty, let us give you a helping hand.
Close to the city center, Barilla Center is one attraction you might like to consider putting on your to-do list. Cathedral of Parma and Teatro Regio di Parma are also close by and worth a detour.
You don't need to spend all your time in Parma when there's a great big world out there to explore! Just 31 miles away, Modena will keep you busy with top attractions like Modena Cathedral. Torre della Ghirlandina is also a popular stop.
If you're going to a corporate conference in Parma, you may want to follow up with your new friends over a meal. Luckily, these convention centers have some terrific restaurants and cafés nearby:
Below are our top recommendations if you're looking to grab the cheapest possible car rental:
Some travelers find ducking in and out of traffic in big cities a bit challenging. But in a compact or economy car, those bustling Parma streets will be a snap. Prefer to spend your time discovering the surrounding wetlands? Check out our wide range of full-size and mid-size SUVs. With loads of cargo space and more oomph under the hood, these bigger cars will make those long, leisurely drives even more memorable. Crossing off all the attractions and experiences that Parma is renowned for has never been easier with your own set of wheels.
Sometimes the journey is more significant than the destination, which makes finding the right car important. If you're planning an unforgettable road trip around Parma, a spacious SUV could be a good choice. If you're looking for the best possible deal and plan on staying mostly in the city, an economy car is a smart pick. All you have to do is decide what'll suit you best, pack up the car, and hit the road.
From its high-speed highways to its suburban streets, exploring Parma is a breeze with your own set of wheels. But before you steer into the fast lane, here's what you should know about driving around this city:
Motorists drive on the right side of the road in Parma. Even though it may seem similar to home, it's always smart to drive with extra care in new and unfamiliar destinations.
Finding a place to park in Parma isn't always quick and easy. That's why many travelers search for a hotel that comes with a parking lot. When leaving the car around the city, make sure you read the signage. Overstaying the time limit could land you a substantial fine.
As with many places, roads get busy in the early and late rush hours. However, thanks to its smaller population of about 146,300, traffic isn't a big concern in Parma.
In the city of Parma, speed limits range from 50 km/h to 130 km/h. Residential areas have a maximum speed limit of 50 km/h unless indicated otherwise.
Generally, one of two things will happen. Your chosen rental car company may charge the fined amount to your credit card. This is the most common practice. Alternatively, it may provide your contact details to the relevant local agency so the fine is issued straight to you.
Provided you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, you can use your phone while behind the wheel in Parma. Just make sure you keep concentrating on the road.
In Parma, it is illegal to operate a vehicle with a BAC (blood alcohol content) over 0.05%. If you're planning to have a drink or two with lunch or dinner, it'd be wise to leave the rental car at your hotel.
No, it's not. In Parma, red means stop, with no exceptions. When nearing a set of traffic lights, always maintain a safe speed so you can easily stop if you need to.
Seat belts are mandatory in Parma (province). That being said, these rules may not apply for some vehicles, like those operated by public transportation systems.