A little guide for tourist in Parma, who are curious to visit Soragna but have some doubts about how to reach it and what to see.
How to get to Soragna by bus
How to get to Soragna by car
What to see
Where to eat
1.How to get to Soragna by bus (and go back to Parma)
Outward journey: Roccabianca – Soragna – Chiusa Ferranda– Fidenza
From Fidenza it is possible to reach Soragna directly from Ex Foro Boario/ Via Emanuelli/Via XXIV Maggio by bus through the line Fidenza – Chiusa Ferranda – Soragna – Roccabianca.
Outward journey: Parma – Fontanellato – Soragna – Busseto
From Parma it is possible to reach Soragna directly from Via Abruzzi/ B.ra Bixio/ Train Station by bus through the line Parma – Fontanellato – Soragna – Busseto.
Return journey: Roccabianca – Soragna – Chiusa Ferranda– Fidenza
Return journey: Busseto – Soragna – Fontanellato – Parma
To reach Soragna by car, even if it’s not the fastest route, get the motorway from Parma, way out Fidenza and follow the directions for Soragna, which you will see on the right as soon as you leave the motorway. The journey is approximately 30 km and lasts about 30 minutes. This is the best solution for those who would like to visit museus and also do some shopping at Fidenza Village (Outlet delle firme), located near Fidenza tollbooth.
3. What to see
Fortress Meli Lupi di Soragna
Piazza Bonifacio Meli Lupi,5
43019 Soragna (Parma)
From 1/03 to 15/10: every day except Mondays, 9,00-11,00* and 15,00-18,00*
From 16/10 to 31/03: every day except Mondays, 9,00-11,00* and 14,30-17,30*
(*last scheduled guided tour)
We would advise checking the section Closing Days on the website http://www.roccadisoragna.it/contatti/ when planning your visit, to be aware of any special closing days.
Jewish Museum Fausto Levi
Please visit our website’s section about the museum click here
Via Cavour, 43 – 43019 Soragna PR
Telefono e fax: 0524 599399 – cell. 331 9230750
From Tuesday to Friday: 10.00 – 12.00, 15.00 – 17.00
Closure days: Monday, Saturday and Jewish Festivities. From 15th July to 31st August and from 15th November to 28th February the museum is open only for group guided tours, which need to be booked in advance.
Museum of Parmigiano Reggiano
C/o Corte Castellazzi
Via Volta, 5
Entrance through the pedestrian walkway on Viale dei Mille
From 1/03 to 8/12: Saturday/Sunday/Public holidays 10.00 – 13.00 e 15.00 – 18.00 (other days upon reservation only)
From 8/12 to 1/03: Upon reservation only.
Entrance fee: € 5,00 (tour and tasting) / € 4,00 groups (min. 15 people)
Guided tours (up to 25 people): 20,00€ on top of the entrance fee.
St. James Church
St. James, built between 1755 and 1769, is situated next to the Fortress of Soragna.
It is possible to visit the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel – St. Rocco (1660) and the Oratory of St. Anthony from Padua (1696) upon reservation. Bookings: 0524 / 597011 – firstname.lastname@example.org
4.Where to eat
If you want to eat in the village, I would highly recommend three places easily reachable by foot:
Pizza / Traditional food: Trattoria I Trolls (Facebook Page), Tel. 0524 597209, piazza Garibaldi (next to the bus stop from/to Parma)
Pizza / International Food: Pizzeria La Danda (Facebook Page)
Fast food / Cured meat / Traditional food: Caffetteria della Corte (Facebook Page), open every day until 21:00 Tel. 0524 597205, piazza Meli Lupi 4 (opposite the fortress)
Traduction by Felicia Raffaele