Borgo Val di Taro

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Logo of the Fungo di Borgotaro
Borgo Val di Taro
Comune
Comune di Borgotaro
Borgotaro vue du pont de San Rocco.jpg
Coat of arms of Borgo Val di Taro
Coat of arms
Borgo Val di Taro is located in Italy
Borgo Val di Taro
Borgo Val di Taro
Location of Borgo Val di Taro in Italy
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
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni see list
Government
 • Mayor Diego Rossi
Area
 • Total 152 km2 (59 sq mi)
Elevation 411 m (1,348 ft)
Population (May 31, 2007)
 • Total 7,179
 • Density 47/km2 (120/sq mi)
Demonym Borgotaresi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43043
Dialing code 0525
Website Official website

Borgo Val di Taro 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 is an important centre for cattle husbandry in Emilia and it's 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 or Porcini mushrooms, and the 'Fungo di Borgotaro' (Mushroom of Borgotaro) has IGP (English: PGI) Status.

History[edit]

The Via Francigena at Valdena

Here M. Lucullus defeated the democrats under Carbo in 82 BC. It was independent under Vespasian, but seems soon to have become a village dependent on Parma.

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

Main sights[edit]

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.

Frazioni[edit]

Banca, Barca, Barzana di Sotto, Baselica, Belforte,Bissaio, Boceto, Bozzi, Brattesini, Brunelli, Ca' Valesi, Cafaraccia, 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, Tiedoli, Tombone, Valdena, Valleto

International relations[edit]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Borgo Val di Taro is twinned with:

References[edit]

Official site (Italian)Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.