PARMA – Day One

I was staying in Parma for three nights, so I booked myself a small apartment on Booking.com.  The name of the place was Luigi in Palazzo Bianchi.  I chose it because I liked the way that it looked on the website, it had wi-fi, and was very centrally located, being only steps away from Piazza…

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FIDENZA – Day Three

I woke on the morning of 25 April to the sounds of the city setting up the stage and festivities for the celebration of Liberation Day.  This is a national holiday in Italy, commemorating two things — the end of the Italian Civil War, and also the end of the Nazi Occupation during World War…

FIDENZA – Day Two

Having given myself three whole days in Fidenza, I felt as if I could take my time exploring the city.  Not having a car, I wasn’t going to take any long day trips, so I leisurely made my way around the town on foot.  The Church of Sant’Antonio Abate was built by Antonian monks in…

FIDENZA – Day One

The train ride from Piacenza to Fidenza takes approximately twenty minutes, depending on the train that one takes.  I arrived in Fidenza before noon, and so, had plenty of time to unpack and begin to explore this city.  Since I was staying at the Hotel Due Spade, right off of Piazza Garibaldi, I thought that…