Hospitality
With a hospitable and sincere smile, Elena welcomes you to Villino di Porporano, ready to turn your stay in Parma into a special memory.
We will also make reservations in the best restaurants nearby, guided tours, gourmet and cultural tours.


Breakfast
Magically from the kitchen you will smell butter, eggs, warm milk, bread and freshly baked pastries.
That’s how your day will start at Villino di Porporano: croissants, pies, jams, Parma’s famous prosciutto crudo, cheeses, omelettes, fresh fruits, crunchy bread, fresh orange juice.
Everything is completely homemade by Paola who pleases our guest with all the attention and fondness typical of Emilia-Romagna women. We use only organic products from the farms nearby.


Swimming pool
During summer is possible to relax and enjoy your day by the saltwater swimming pool nestled in the villa’s garden.


Tasting
The best products of our regional cooking tradition are chosen to satisfy our guests’ appetite.
Parmigiano Reggiano, aceto balsamico, prosciutto crudo di Parma, culatello di Zibello, salame di Felino and spalla cotta di San Secondo are some of the products that it’s possible to taste in a familiar enviroment while enjoying a glass of malvasia or lambrusco.


Cooking classes
Enjoy a lovely afternoon in Villino di Porporano’s kitchen where you can lear how to cook the best dishes of Italian and Emilia Romagna’s tradition such as tortelli, anolini, tagliatelle, gnocchi, punta ripiena, i guanciali di maiale,zuppa inglese, sbrisolona and Italian pies.


Wine and food tasting tours
Thanks to qualified guides, it’s possible to organize wine and food tasting tours in what has been defined as the capital of the Valle del Gusto, the Italian food valley.
In the best local farms you will discover all the secrets that make unique products such as Prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano Reggiano, aceto balsamico and culatello di Zibello.


Cultural Tours
The Nation Gallery, the Farnese Theatre, the Camera di San Paolo and the Baptistery are only a few of the glories of Parma, a city of ancient history where some of the most important Italian families such as the Farnese and Bourbon have ruled.
In the province of Parma, you can visit some of the most beautiful and best preserved castles in Italy:
Fontanellato, Soragna, Torrechiara, etc. www.castellidelducato.it
A few km away from Villino di Porporano you will find Fondazione Magnani Rocca, Villa dei Capolavori of Mamiano di Traversetolo (PR) which houses the prestigious collection of Luigi Magnani with works by Gentile da Fabriano, Filippo Lippi, Carpaccio, Dürer, Tiziano, Rubens, Van Dyck, Goya, Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, De Chirico, De Pisis, 50 works by Morandi, Burri, and sculptures by Canova and Bartolini.

Giuseppe Verdi

Busseto birthplace

Villanova d’Arda Villanova S.Agata