Comune di Soragna

Coat of arms

Location of Soragna in Italy

Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°7′E / 44.933°N 10.117°E / 44.933; 10.117
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Parma (PR)
Frazioni Carzeto, Castellina, Diolo
  Mayor Salvatore Iaconi Farina
  Total 45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 49 m (161 ft)
Population (2010[1])
  Total 4,793
  Density 110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43019
Dialing code 0524

Soragna is a town and comune in the province of Parma of northern Italy with a population of about 4,800.

The town is known from 712, when it was mentioned in a document by the Lombard king Liutprand. From 1198 it was a possession of the Lupi family and was an imperial fief (a marquisate from 1347 and a principate from 1709), with the right to mint coins.

It is home to a medieval rocca (fortress), turned into a palace, called the Rocca Meli Lupi. It has 16th century frescoes by Cesare Baglione, possibly Niccolò dell'Abbate, and others. The surrounding park was turned into an English garden around 1820.

Among its churches are:

Twin towns


  1. Data from Istat


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