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Borgo is an Italian word (plural borghi), cognate with English borough, German Burg, French bourg, that usually means the new town outside the walls of an old town (the paese). Very often the borgo is a distinct frazione from the paese, and its name is that of the town with Borgo added, either before or after: for example, the lower town of Trevi is Borgo Trevi; the lower town of Cerreto di Spoleto is Cerreto Borgo. The diminutive form of the word is borghetto ("little borgo"), from which the contracted term ghetto derived. Borgo may also be part of a street name, such as Borgo Pinti, Florence.
The word is part of the name of a number of places:
- Borgo (rione of Rome), a rione in the City of Rome.
- Borgo a Mozzano, in the province of Lucca
- Borgo d'Ale, in the province of Vercelli
- Borgo di Terzo, in the province of Bergamo
- Borgo Pace, in the province of Pesaro e Urbino
- Borgo Priolo, in the province of Pavia
- Borgo San Dalmazzo, in the province of Cuneo
- Borgo San Giacomo, in the province of Brescia
- Borgo San Giovanni, in the province of Lodi
- Borgo San Lorenzo, in the province of Florence
- Borgo San Martino, in the province of Alessandria
- Borgo San Siro, in the province of Pavia
- Borgo Santa Lucia an historic rione in the City of Naples
- Borgo Ticino, in the province of Novara
- Borgo Tossignano, in the province of Bologna
- Borgo Val di Taro, in the province of Parma
- Borgo Valsugana, in the province of Trento
- Borgo Velino, in the province of Rieti
- Borgo Vercelli, in the province of Vercelli
- San Marino
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