Many restaurants in Parma – especially the ones in the centre – can be rather pricey, though less expensive options do exist, most noticeably on Via Garibaldi and Strada Farini. Local specialities include the obvious Parma ham (prosciutto) and parmigiano-reggiano – which are often served together as an antipasto – as well as guancia di manzo, cheek of beef. For snacks, prosciutto stuffed into pastries and other local delights are available for around €2 from the many bakeries, and picnic supplies can be bought at the market by the river on Piazza Ghiaia (Wed & Sat 7am–2pm).

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