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Comune di Colorno
Ducal Palace of Colorno
Colorno is located in Italy
Location of Colorno in Italy
Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°23′E / 44.933°N 10.383°E / 44.933; 10.383Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°23′E / 44.933°N 10.383°E / 44.933; 10.383
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni Argine, Ca'Basse, Cadassa, Casello, Chiesa, Copermio, Corte e Parrocchia, Mezzano Rondani, Osteria, Sacca, Sanguigna, Stazione, Trai, Vedole
 • Mayor Michela Canova
 • Total 48.41 km2 (18.69 sq mi)
Elevation 29 m (95 ft)
Population (30 June 2017)[1]
 • Total 8,988
 • Density 190/km2 (480/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Colornesi
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 43052
Dialing code 0521
Patron saint St. Margaret
Saint day July 20
Website Official website

Colorno (Parmigiano: Colórni) is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 15 kilometres (9 mi) north of Parma.

Colorno borders the following municipalities: Casalmaggiore, Gussola, Martignana di Po, Mezzani, Sissa Trecasali, Torrile.

Main sights[edit]

The main attraction of Colorno is the Ducal Palace (Reggia), built in the 18th century for the Farnese family.

Other sights include:

  • The Aranciaia, erected in 1710–12 by duke Francesco Farnese as a shelter for the orange and lemon trees that in summer decorated the Ducal Palace. It was designed by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena. It is currently seat of the Museum of the Peasant Civilisation and Pre-Industrial Technology.
  • The Water Tower (1718–19).
  • Santa Margherita, Colorno - mainly 16th century church


A typical dish from this town and area of the Province of Parma, is the Tortél Dóls, a kind of Ravioli with a bittersweet stuffing, whose origin goes back to the times of the Empress Marie-Louise of France, Duchess of Parma.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

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