Roccabianca

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Roccabianca
Comune
Comune di Roccabianca
Rocca dei Rossi.
Rocca dei Rossi.
Coat of arms of Roccabianca
Coat of arms
Roccabianca is located in Italy
Roccabianca
Roccabianca
Location of Roccabianca in Italy
Coordinates: 45°0′N 10°13′E / 45.000°N 10.217°E / 45.000; 10.217
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Parma (PR)
Frazioni Fontanelle, Fossa, Ragazzola, Rigosa, Stagno
Government
 • Mayor Marco Antonioli
Area
 • Total 40.2 km2 (15.5 sq mi)
Population (31 May 2007[1])
 • Total 3,154
 • Density 78/km2 (200/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43010
Dialing code 0521

Roccabianca is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) northwest of Bologna and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northwest of Parma.

Roccabianca borders the following municipalities: Motta Baluffi, San Daniele Po, San Secondo Parmense, Sissa, Soragna, Torricella del Pizzo, Zibello.

It is home to a Rocca (castle) from the Rossi family, built by Pier Maria Rossi between 1446 and 1463. It includes frescoes with Stories of Griselda (from Boccaccio's Decameron), by Niccolò da Varallo, and astrological scenes.

References[edit]

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