Colorno

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Colorno
Comune
Comune di Colorno
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Colorno
Location of Colorno in Italy
Coordinates: 44°56′N10°23′E / 44.933°N 10.383°E / 44.933; 10.383 Coordinates: 44°56′N10°23′E / 44.933°N 10.383°E / 44.933; 10.383
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni Argine, Ca'Basse, Cadassa, Casello, Chiesa, Copermio, Corte e Parrocchia, Mezzano Rondani, Osteria, Sacca, Sanguigna, Stazione, Trai, Vedole
Government
  Mayor Michela Canova
Area
  Total 48.41 km2 (18.69 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (30 June 2017) [1]
  Total 8,988
  Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Colornesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code43052
Dialing code 0521
Patron saint St. Margaret
Saint day July 20
Website Official website

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.

The Parmigiano dialect, sometimes the Parmesan dialect, is a dialect of the Emilian language spoken in the Province of Parma, the western-central portion of the Emilia-Romagna administrative region.

<i>Comune</i> third-level administrative divisions of the Italian Republic

The comune is a basic administrative division in Italy, roughly equivalent to a township or municipality.

Province of Parma Province of Italy

The Province of Parma is a province in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. Its largest town and capital is the city of Parma.

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

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Main sights

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

Ducal Palace of Colorno palace

The Ducal Palace, also known as Reggia di Colorno, is an edifice in the territory of Colorno, Emilia Romagna, Italy. It was built by Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma in the early 18th century on the remains of a former castle.

Other sights include:

Francesco Farnese, Duke of Parma Duke of Parma

Francesco Farnese reigned as the seventh Farnese Duke of Parma and Piacenza from 1694 until his death. Married to Dorothea Sophia of the Palatinate, his brother Odoardo's widow, to avoid the return of her dowry, Francesco curtailed court expenditure, enormous under his father and predecessor, Ranuccio II, while preventing the occupation of his Duchy of Parma, nominally a Papal fief, during the War of the Spanish Succession.

Cuisine

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.

Ravioli type of Italian pasta

Ravioli are a type of dumpling comprising a filling enveloped in thin pasta dough. Usually served in broth or with a sauce, they originated as a traditional food in Italian cuisine. Ravioli are commonly square, though other forms are also used, including circular and semi-circular (mezzelune).

Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma Empress of France

Marie Louise was an Austrian archduchess who reigned as Duchess of Parma from 1814 until her death. She was Napoleon's second wife and, as such, Empress of the French from 1810 to 1814.

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References

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