Compiano

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Compiano
Comune
Comune di Compiano
Compiano
Compiano
Coat of arms of Compiano
Coat of arms
Compiano is located in Italy
Compiano
Compiano
Location of Compiano in Italy
Coordinates: 44°29′50″N 09°39′45″E / 44.49722°N 9.66250°E / 44.49722; 9.66250
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni Barbigarezza, Breia, Caboara, Casello, Cereseto, Costa, Farfanaro, Isola, Piano Moglie, Ponte, Rio, Roncodesiderio, Sambuceto, Strela, Sugremaro, Trario
Government
 • Mayor Sabina Delnevo
Area
 • Total 37 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (31 May 2007)
 • Total 1,092
 • Density 30/km2 (76/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43053
Dialing code 050
Website Official website

Compiano is a medieval walled town in the Taro Valley (Parmesan Appeninis), a 50 minute-drive to the Ligurian Sea and to Parma.

The top of Compiano's hill is home to the medieval Castello di Compiano.

History[edit]

It was said the Grimaldis, the Royal Family of Monaco, have their roots right here. A marble plate hung on the castle wall reports all the royal families that have inhabited the castle since the year 800 AD.