Parma is situated in Northern Italy an hour and half drive from the city of Bologna. Parma avoids extremely high temperatures and humidity in the summer and is sheltered from severe winter weather. The university prides itself on its history and scientific work. With a wide range of cultural and entertainment opportunities all year round there’s plenty to keep you busy when you’re not in class. The number of places in student halls is limited so be prepared to look off campus for accommodation and begin the process as soon as possible.