Fornovo di Taro

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Fornovo di Taro
Comune di Fornovo di Taro
Panorama Fornovo.JPG
Coat of arms of Fornovo di Taro
Coat of arms
Fornovo di Taro is located in Italy
Fornovo di Taro
Fornovo di Taro
Location of Fornovo di Taro in Italy
Coordinates: 44°41′N 10°6′E / 44.683°N 10.100°E / 44.683; 10.100
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Parma (PR)
Frazioni Banzola, Cafragna, Camporosso, Case Borgheggiani, Caselle, Case Rosa, Case Stefanini, Citerna, Citerna Vecchia, Faseto, Fornace, La Costla, La Magnana, Le Capanne, Neviano de' Rossi, Osteriazza, Piantonia, Piazza, Provinciali, Respiccio, Riccò, Roncolongo, Salita-Riola, Sivizzano, Spagnano, Triano, Villanova, Vizzola
 • Mayor Emanuela Grenti
 • Total 57.52 km2 (22.21 sq mi)
Elevation 158 m (518 ft)
Population (31 August 2017)[1]
 • Total 5,983
 • Density 100/km2 (270/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST) UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code 43045
Dialing code 0525
Website Official website

Fornovo di Taro (Parmigiano: Fornóv) is a comune (municipality) in the province of Parma, in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) west of Bologna and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of Parma. The town lies on the east bank of the Taro River.[2]

Fornovo di Taro borders the following municipalities: Collecchio, Medesano, Sala Baganza, Solignano, Terenzo, Varano de' Melegari. The Via Solferino bridge connects it to Ramiola on the other side of the river.

It is especially remembered as the seat of the Battle of Fornovo, fought in 1495 between the Italian league and the French troops of Charles VIII.[3]

At the end of the Second World War, the commune was liberated from Nazi German and Italian fascist forces by Brazilian forces on 29 April 1945. The main church is Chiesa di Fornovo Taro. The town also houses the Romanesque architecture church of Santa Maria Assunta (9th-12th centuries).


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ Touring Club Italiano Anna Pupillo Ferrari-Bravo (1996). Parma e provincia. Touring Editore. p. 101. ISBN 978-88-365-0952-2. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  3. ^ Poliakov, Léon (1977). Jewish Bankers and the Holy See from the Thirteenth to the Seventeenth Century. Routledge & K. Paul. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-7100-8256-5. Retrieved 12 July 2012.

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