by SABRINA BEDFORD
On our Bing Trip in the Florence program this year we went to Modena, Parma, and Cremona. I had no idea what to expect of these places, but I knew I’d be seeing a lot of art. Our tour guide in Parma explained that Parma is (and was) a lot like Frankfurt Airport. If you’ve ever been there, you’ll know that no one wants to be there, but everyone must go through it to get where there going. Parma is definitely a bit like that. Everywhere we went, she explained how some horrid and ugly location used to be grand and beautiful 400 years ago, but history had taken some desolate turn at one point and was never revived.