Ciao, and a big welcome to our expat community here in Parma! InterNations is a global network for expatriates to interact and share advice and tips on living and working in foreign countries. If you're thinking of taking the step of moving to Parma, you're likely to have plenty of questions before you make your decision. Equally, you may already be a resident but are wondering about certain aspects of life here. You might need to know, "what is the cost of living in Parma compared to Rome?" or "how do I get covered for health insurance in Italy if I'm not an EU citizen?". Our members are always happy to help and are sure to have the requisite knowledge and experience to answer your queries and get your new life off to the perfect start.
Attend our monthly events and activities for Parma expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
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Parma is a city that could not be mistaken for being in any other country on earth. Anyone looking for the classical idea of Italian life will immediately find an affinity with the city, from its cobbled streets, café culture, and world-famous food produce — if a city has produced both Prosciutto and Parmesan, it's going to be pretty good for cuisine. Indeed, food and drinks provide the main center of Parma's economy, but expats are also moving to the town for other trades, such as teaching and finance.
Our members here on InterNations all go through a careful approval process, so you can be sure of courteous interactions and reliable answers to your questions. Our members are also a diverse bunch, however, coming from a variety of backgrounds and fields of work and interest, and you can always take things offline too. You can attend our large social events organized for the whole community, or our smaller groups dedicated to your favorite hobbies and interests. So if you're looking for people to explore the city with, you're welcome to join up. If you don't see a group for your hobby yet, feel free to start one yourself!