Soragna

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Soragna
Comune di Soragna
Soragna-Italy-Municipality-Palace.jpg
Coat of arms of Soragna
Coat of arms
Location of Soragna
Soragna is located in Italy
Soragna
Soragna
Location of Soragna in Italy
Soragna is located in Emilia-Romagna
Soragna
Soragna
Soragna (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°56′N 10°7′E / 44.933°N 10.117°E / 44.933; 10.117
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvinceParma (PR)
FrazioniCarzeto, Castellina, Diolo
Government
 • MayorSalvatore Iaconi Farina
Area
 • Total45 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation
49 m (161 ft)
Population
(31 December 2016[1])
 • Total4,834
 • Density110/km2 (280/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
43019
Dialing code0524

Soragna (Parmigiano: Suràgna) is a town and comune in the province of Parma of northern Italy with a population of about 4,800.

The town is known from 712, when it was mentioned in a document by the Lombard king Liutprand. From 1198 it was a possession of the Lupi family and was an imperial fief (a marquisate from 1347 and a principate from 1709), with the right to mint coins.

It is home to a medieval rocca (fortress), turned into a palace, called the Rocca Meli Lupi. It has 16th century frescoes by Cesare Baglione, possibly Niccolò dell'Abbate, and others. The surrounding park was turned into an English garden around 1820.

Among its churches are:

Twin towns[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Data from Istat

Sources[edit]

  • Mordacci, Alessandra, ed. (2009). La Rocca di Soragna. Parma: Gazzetta di Parma Editore.

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