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Colorno (Parmigiano: Colórni) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Parma.

Colorno
Comune di Colorno
Ducal Palace of Colorno
Location of Colorno
Colorno is located in Italy
Colorno
Colorno
Location of Colorno in Italy
Colorno is located in Emilia-Romagna
Colorno
Colorno
Colorno (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°23′E / 44.933°N 10.383°E / 44.933; 10.383Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°23′E / 44.933°N 10.383°E / 44.933; 10.383
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceParma (PR)
FrazioniArgine, Ca'Basse, Cadassa, Casello, Chiesa, Copermio, Corte e Parrocchia, Mezzano Rondani, Osteria, Sacca, Sanguigna, Stazione, Trai, Vedole
Government
 • MayorMichela Canova
Area
 • Total48.41 km2 (18.69 sq mi)
Elevation
29 m (95 ft)
Population
 (2018-01-01)[2]
 • Total9,056
 • Density190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Colornesi
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
43052
Dialing code0521
Patron saintSt. Margaret
Saint dayJuly 20
WebsiteOfficial website

Colorno borders the following municipalities: Casalmaggiore, Gussola, Martignana di Po, Mezzani, Sissa Trecasali, Torrile.

Main sightsEdit

The main attraction of Colorno is the Ducal Palace (Reggia), built in the 18th century for the Farnese family.

Other sights include:

  • The Aranciaia, erected in 1710–12 by duke Francesco Farnese as a shelter for the orange and lemon trees that in summer decorated the Ducal Palace. It was designed by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena. It is currently seat of the Museum of the Peasant Civilisation and Pre-Industrial Technology.
  • The Water Tower (1718–19).
  • Santa Margherita, Colorno - mainly 16th century church

CuisineEdit

A typical dish from this town and area of the Province of Parma, is the Tortél Dóls, a kind of Ravioli with a bittersweet stuffing, whose origin goes back to the times of the Empress Marie-Louise of France, Duchess of Parma.

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. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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