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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 / Metropolitan city Province of Parma (PR)
Frazioni Argine, Ca'Basse, Cadassa, Casello, Chiesa, Copermio, Corte e Parrocchia, Mezzano Rondani, Osteria, Sacca, Sanguigna, Stazione, Trai, Vedole
 • Total 48.7 km2 (18.8 sq mi)
Population (Dec. 2004)
 • Total 8,593
 • Density 180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Colornesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43052
Dialing code 0521
Patron saint St. Margaret
Saint day July 20
Website Official website

Colorno 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. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 8,593 and an area of 48.7 square kilometres (18.8 sq mi).[1]

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

Main sights[edit]

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

Also noteworthy are:

  • 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.

Demographic evolution[edit]


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

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