Soragna

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Soragna
Comune
Comune di Soragna
Soragna-Italy-Municipality-Palace.jpg
Coat of arms of Soragna
Coat of arms
Soragna is located in Italy
Soragna
Soragna
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 Parma (PR)
Frazioni Carzeto, Castellina, Diolo
Government
 • Mayor Salvatore Iaconi Farina
Area
 • 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.

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

Sources[edit]

  • Mordacci, Alessandra, ed. (2009). La Rocca di Soragna. Parma: Gazzetta di Parma Editore. 

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