Corchia

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A street of Corchia.
For the French football player, see Sébastien Corchia.

Corchia is a village in northwest Italy. It is a frazione of the comune of Berceto in the Province of Parma, Emilia-Romagna. It is a settlement which maintains its medieval nucleus with stone houses, flag-stoned narrow lanes, archways and a Hostel dating back to the 12th century.

Set in the chestnut groves of Val Manubiola, Corchia is an example of a medieval borough of northern Italy.

The church[edit]

The church is dedicated to San Martino although it is no longer used for religious purposes; it presents an unusual façade with a bell tower held up by an archway that crosses over the street. A new church, financed by immigrants who went to America and France has been built on the outskirts of the village. Corchia is also known to be a very wealthy town, that is in a few places throughout the town.

Mining[edit]

Corchia’s history is linked to the mines: once all hope of finding gold (actually pyrite) in the valley was lost – a hope that was spurred in the mid-16th century under the Farnese family – industrial exploitation of the copper deposits started in 1865 and lasted till 1942: the galleries can still be seen on the sides of Mount Maggio.

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Coordinates: 44°31′N 9°59′E / 44.517°N 9.983°E / 44.517; 9.983