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For arranging lift shares, meeting up for trains and generally getting Wasps to matches. Any travel advice, parking tips etc welcome. Another wonderful service for all Waspies to use. Sharing makes sense! Since the move to play @RicohArena, Wasps RFC recommends using the @LiftShare for rugby car scheme. There is another alternative founded by a Wasps FC member, Tony Lynch, that you may also wish to investigate called Faxi (@Faxijourneys).

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CooperMan (IP Logged)
12 July, 2016 12:53
The Zebre Supporters extend a very warm welcome. Here is some more up to date information.
Any questions you have let me know.

The main square, Piazza Garibaldi has three bars dotted around it. As with most towns this is the most expensive place to eat and drink, and not the greatest quality or choice.

Head out of the square south into via Farini for good eating and drinking.
Tabarro, Le Malve, Dolce Vita, Gavanassa Club (evenings till late), Enoteca Fontana (the best place for lunch, daily specials – hot food and salads – and the best range of sandwiches)
Our favourite bar is Cantina Canistracci, best beer and selection of wine in the city. (Piazzale San Lorenzo) - Pepen is also a great little sandwich bar, close to Piazza Garibaldi in a little lane off Strada Repubblica (you can find Canistracci and Pepen on Facebook.)
In a side street called Borgo Onorato, you will find ‘dal Lino’ a very friendly bar run by Bino and Sara, serving excellent wine, bottled beers and a great range of cold meats and pies, ideal for a lighter meal or for lunch.
If you only drink beer then the Mastif is a good choice, also with excellent "pub grub".

The "Tribunale" and "Del Gesso", both just off via Farini.

The Cathedral, the Baptistery and the church of San Giovanni just behind the Cathedral. The Steccata Church (alegedly the architect was Leonardo da Vinci) in Piazza Steccata.
The National Gallery and the Teatro Farnese (both housed in the Palazzo della Pilotta, behind the Parco della Pace in the city centre). Also the Museum of Maria Luigia and Bonaparte is highly recommended, this is close to the Teatro Reggio, again in via Garibaldi.

The Citadella (the old fortress walls to the south of via Farini)
Parco Ducale (across the Torrente Parma)
Along the side of the torrente – Lungo Parma – sometimes it even has water flowing.

Enjoy your stay!



Re: Parma
YoungWasp (IP Logged)
23 August, 2016 11:24
Hi Coops,

I've just booked flights to/from Bologna for the game in January, out Friday and back Monday.

I believe there is a regular train from Parma to Bologna? In the UK it is cheaper to book trains in advance rather than at the station, is this also the case in Italy?

Also, in your opinion would it be better to stay in Bologna or in Parma? Which offers more to see/do for weekend tourists?

Thank you so much in advance for your insight/help!


Re: Parma
suffolkwasp (IP Logged)
09 November, 2016 19:15
is there a shuttle from the airport to the rail station ?
How fast are the trains ?

Re: Parma
Laterontoday (IP Logged)
09 January, 2017 15:02
Dont believe you can fly commercially into Parma. Im flying into Milan and getting the train down to Parma. Seems to be a mix of plane, bus and train and bus or walk to the ground on the day.

Re: Parma
cammoelder (IP Logged)
17 January, 2017 14:22
We are flying into Bologna and have pre booked the train to Parma. £23 per person first class return, can't be bad. Staying at the Astoria near station in Parma.

Re: Parma
catwasp (IP Logged)
19 January, 2017 18:25
Hi we are flying in Saturday via Milan will be arring in Parma about 4 pm also staying at the Astoria

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