Comune di Colorno

Location of Colorno in Italy

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
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Parma (PR)
Frazioni Argine, Ca'Basse, Cadassa, Casello, Chiesa, Copermio, Corte e Parrocchia, Mezzano Rondani, Osteria, Sacca, Sanguigna, Stazione, Trai, Vedole
  Total 48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
  Total 8,593
  Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Colornesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43052
Dialing code 0521
Patron saint St. Margaret
Saint day July 20
Website Official website

Colorno 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. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 8,593 and an area of 48.7 square kilometres (18.8 sq mi).[1]

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

Main sights

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

Also noteworthy are:


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.

Demographic evolution


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

External links

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