1. Parma: Tomato Museum Ticket with Optional Tasting
Pre-book an entry ticket to uncover the story of the tomato at the Tomato Museum in Parma. Travel back in time from its arrival in the 16th century from faraway Americas to the first tentative gastronomic approach. Discover vintage photographs, rare movies, interactive screens, author's recipes, and more. Savor the taste of Italian Pomodoro with an optional add-on. Learn about the arrival of the tomato in Europe in the 16th century and its subsequent spread in food culture. Existing varieties, nutritional properties, and production areas will be explained. Witness the development of the processing industry from dry products to preserves, concentrates to purees, and ready-made sauces to drinkable juices. See the development of production technologies with the reconstruction of a production line for tomato paste made with 14 vintage machines. Admire an exhibition of over 100 original vintage tins and the vibrant communication and promotion material of more than 70 brands active at the beginning of the twentieth century in the Parma region. Explore a space dedicated to the Experimental Station of the Canning and Food Industry established in 1922, and the Exhibition of Canning, a vital showcase of the Parma industry and progenitor of today's Cibus. Discover the culture of the Tomato World with advertisements, quotations, paintings, sculptures, and recipes based on tomatoes, arriving at gastronomy, with the marriage of pasta and pizza.