Parma contemporary city
The city’s present layout is the result of serious damages which occurred during the Second World War. During the subsequent reconstruction, Parma changed its features as new buildings were built in a rational style and the road network changed with the reconstruction of Via Cavour, via Farini, via Mazzini and the new layout of via Verdi.
In the years '40-'50 the building for INA Casa and the palace housing the Banca de Monte di Parma were built, and via Mazzini underwent reconstruction works which added the arcades which can be seen today.
In the last decades many buildings and city-planning works have added to the splendour of Parma, planned by world-famous architects such as Renzo Piano and Mario Botta.