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Borgo Val di Taro (Parmigiano: Borgtär; locally Bùrgu) is a town and comune in Emilia, Italy, in the Province of Parma, 63 kilometres (39 miles) from the city of Parma.

Borgo Val di Taro
Comune di Borgotaro
Borgotaro vue du pont de San Rocco.jpg
Coat of arms of Borgo Val di Taro
Coat of arms
Location of Borgo Val di Taro
Borgo Val di Taro is located in Italy
Borgo Val di Taro
Borgo Val di Taro
Location of Borgo Val di Taro in Italy
Borgo Val di Taro is located in Emilia-Romagna
Borgo Val di Taro
Borgo Val di Taro
Borgo Val di Taro (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°29′N 9°46′E / 44.483°N 9.767°E / 44.483; 9.767Coordinates: 44°29′N 9°46′E / 44.483°N 9.767°E / 44.483; 9.767
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceParma (PR)
Frazionisee list
Government
 • MayorDiego Rossi
Area
 • Total151.49 km2 (58.49 sq mi)
Elevation
411 m (1,348 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total6,907
 • Density46/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Borgotaresi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
43043
Dialing code0525
WebsiteOfficial website

Borgo Val di Taro is an important centre for cattle husbandry in Emilia and it is one of the zones where Parmigiano-Reggiano is produced.

It is also commonly known as Borgotaro.

The area is well known for its Boletus edulis (porcini) mushrooms, and several boletes that grow there have IGP (English: PGI) status.[3]

James Gandolfini Sr., father of Italian-American actor James Gandolfini Jr., was born in Borgo Val di Taro.

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Main sightsEdit

 
The Via Francigena at Valdena

Not far from the town is the small church of S. Antonio del Viennese, a 13th-century structure in brick. The city hall (palazzo comunale), in the Lombard Gothic style, is a work of the 14th century.

Tourism and gastronomic tours are important factors of the modern economy. The town is a member of the Cittaslow (slow city) movement.

 
Hay prepared for use as winter cattle feed in the fields around Borgotaro.

FrazioniEdit

Banca, Barca, Barzana di Sotto, Baselica, Belforte,Bissaio, Boceto, Bozzi, Brattesini, Brunelli, Ca' Valesi, Cafaraccia, Capitelli, Caprendino, Case Maroni, Case Scodellino, Case Vighen, Casembola, Casoni, Cavanna, Cianica, Corriago, Costadasi, Frasso, Galla, Ghiare, Giacopazzi, Grifola, Il Mulino, Il Poggio, Laghina, Lavacchielli, Le Spiagge, Magrano, Meda, Monticelli, Ostia Parmense, Poggio, Pontolo, Porcigatone, Pozzo, Roccamurata, Rovinaglia, San Martino, San Pietro, San Vincenzo, Testanello, Tiedoli, Tombone, Valdena, Valleto

International relationsEdit

 
Logo of the Fungo di Borgotaro

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

Borgo Val di Taro is twinned with:

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Superficie di Comuni Province e Regioni italiane al 9 ottobre 2011". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Popolazione Residente al 1° Gennaio 2018". Istat. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  3. ^ "Fungo di Borgotaro" [Borgotaro Mushroom]. fungodiborgotaro.com (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-02-09.