The Park is situated along the southern edges of the Po Plain
agricultural area, between the upper plain of the western area of Parma
and the first eastern hills of the Province of Piacenza. The
economy of the protected area is mainly based on agricultural
activities and the relative processing industry; the main production
branches are represented by cheese (Parmigiano-Reggiano PDO and
Grana Padano PDO) and wines (Colli Piacentini DOC).