ICA2018
11th International Congress on Aerobiology
3 - 7 September 2018, Parma, Italy
Meteo Parma

Click here to display Parma Municipality webcam – view of Piazza Garibaldi  (website in Italian)

http://www.comune.parma.it/Comune/webcam-su-Piazza-Garibaldi.aspx


Parma is a city – of about 180,000 inhabitants – in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Parma offers the guests a rich cultural heritage: the city is famous for its history and architecture, the surrounding countryside, the lyrical music tradition and the food excellences (Parma ham and cheese – above all).

Parma’s Etruscan name was adapted by Romans to describe the round shield called Parma. The city is divided into two parts by a stream with the same name.
Parma is a city full of charm and elegant, where you feel the lovely atmosphere of a little capital and it is a welcoming place with a sustainable way of life.
Its historic centre has a typical Roman layout - full of artistic masterpieces, green areas and parks, treasures
of different ages – welcomes the tourist and pampers them with grace.

Parma Ducal Palace / Cathedral painted by Correggio / Farnese Theatre  


Parma is much more than this: Verdi lyrical music, the food culture and its surrounding territory represent endless resources for the visitors. Many sport and relaxing activities are also possible in this area.
Natural landscape between the Po river and the Apennines, little towns full of history, abbeys and castles, medieval parish churches and theatres. Here the culture of the earth and the pork manufacturing are turned into real cookery art with antique tradition.
Nevertheless, Parma is characterized by an extremely dynamic economy and is the capital of the Italian “food valley”, the home to good cuisine and wines. This is the site of the University of Parma, one of the oldest  Universities in the world and - since 2005 - Parma hosts the European Food Safety Authority’s agency.

Fontanellato castle / Schiava Turca painted by Il Parmigianino / Parmesan Cheese 


In the city centre the guest can experience the lively atmosphere of the town: walking along ancient streets
and lanes you can appreciate small typical restaurants and trattorias, elegant coffees, wineries and groceries,
smart boutiques, “Violetta di Parma” shop where you can try and buy local specialties and then, you can
relax strolling through parks and green areas.
This unique mix makes Parma an exclusive site for your congress and an unforgettable experience.


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PARMA

  

 

THE POLLEN AND THE FUNGAL SPORES CALENDAR IN PARMA

Pollen

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

 

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

1

2

3

BETULACEAE

0,7

0

1

5

##

29

46

19

17

16

14

7

4

1

4

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

COMPOSITAE - Ragweed

0,0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

5

18

##

6,0

2,0

0,5

0,2

0,1

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

CORYLACEAE

0

4

5

15

11

##

17

15

33

##

##

85

32

9,9

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

0,0

CUPRESSACEAE/TAXACEAE

1

4

10

16

22

97

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99

49

29

23

12

7

5

3

3

5

6

4

3

2

1

1

1

0,6

0,5

0,8

0,8

0,4

0,6

0,9

0,8

0,6

0,2

0,1

0,1

POACEAE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

2

8

39

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##

60

45

64

52

37

31

16

9

6

7

6

6

3

2

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

OLEACEAE

0

0

0

1

1

2

3

6

9

13

12

27

48

28

16

8

8

2

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

URTICACEAE

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

39

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37

34

23

##

24

18

17

15

34

47

90

64

39

21

10

3

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

Fungal Spores

ALTERNARIA

3

2

2

2

1

2

3

5

4

7

6

11

21

22

42

66

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60

38

22

8

5

3

2

 

HOW TO REACH PARMA

 

Parma is located in northern Italy, half way between Milano and Bologna in a very-well reachable position.
The strategic position of Parma allows to reach in short time several cities (Venice, Florence, Ferrara, Verona, Mantua, Turin as well as the Ligurian and Adriatic coastlines, Garda Lake and the mountains)


BOLOGNA – 90 km

By car: 1 hour
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed
trains, travel time 50 min.


MILAN – 120 km

By car: 1 hour 15
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed
trains, travel time 1 hour 15


FLORENCE – 200 km

By car: 2 hours
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed
trains, travel time 2 hours


VENICE – 250 km

By car: 3 hours
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed
trains, travel time 3 hours


ROME – 450 km

By car: 4 hours
By train: connections direct every day with highspeed
trains, travel time 3 hours 30


LIGURIAN/TIRRENIAN coastlines – 120 km

By car: 1 hour 30
By train: connections direct every day with, travel
time 2 hours


By plane

International airport of Parma Giuseppe Verdi (www.parma-airport.it) : direct connections to and from London (low cost flights Ryanair), Sardinia and Sicily.
Parma is also conveniently located with respect to the International airports of Milan Linate and Milan Malpensa
airports, Bergamo Orio al Serio airport - the most important centre for low cost flying companies in Italy), Bologna and Verona.


By train

Parma is on the main railway line Milan-Bologna and it is well and frequently connected with the main
Italian cities, as well as the famous tourist attractions and holiday destinations (lake, mountain resorts
and the nearby coastlines – Ligurian and Adriatic Riviera).
Direct connection services every hour from and for Milan and Bologna; every three hours to and from Turin, Genoa; fast trains services to and from Florence, Rome, Naples.

www.trenitalia.com

By car

Situated along the motorway A1 Milan-Bologna and along the A15 Parma-La Spezia
Motorway A1 Milan – Bologna exit Parma
Motorway A15 Parma – La Spezia exit Parma Ovest



Public transportation in Parma

A city bus service operates daily from 6.30 am to 20.00 pm, with many bus lines serving the centre and the suburbia; additional evening bus lines available.
Medium waiting times, 10 min. All the hotels selected for the accommodation of the participants will be at walking distance from the venue or located nearby a bus stop.

 
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