The Parma Ham Festival 2013
To be held from 6 to 22 September 2013, the XVI edition of the Parma Ham Festival, a major event in and around Parma to get to know and try the very best ham from Parma as well as appreciating the touristic and cultural beauties of the places.
“Finestre Aperte” (Open Doors) remains the most exciting moment of the festival thanks to its attractive power on visitors, whether they are experts or just enthusiasts.
All the ham factories of the local area of production will be open to the public to give visitors the chance to see the production process and take part in free tastings.
Parma Ham Festival is also an occasion to visit the production areas and discover how the product is made: free visits will be organized to the ham factories of the municipalities involved, also by shuttle buses to discover how Parma Ham is made.
The famous fair chose to tell everyone about the planned initiatives during the international food fair par excellence in order to catch a public of connoisseurs from all over the world, sensitive to good flavours and aromas, and at the same time to promote the indisputable qualities of Parma Ham.
The Parma Ham Festival proves to be an international showcase for a high quality Italian product with allied industries involving 150 producing companies, 4,300 pig farms and 3,000 employees for a total turnover of 1.5 billion euros.
- The list of the plants you can visit
- The complete programme
- Events for the entire period from 7 to 22 September
- The 13 Municipalities involved
- Restaurants, hotels and Bed and breakfasts participating in the initiative
- Bus schedules: how o reach the Open Doors Ham factories
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