Torrile

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Torrile
Comune
Comune di Torrile
The pieve of St. John the Baptist.
The pieve of St. John the Baptist.
Torrile is located in Italy
Torrile
Torrile
Location of Torrile in Italy
Coordinates: 44°55′N 10°19′E / 44.917°N 10.317°E / 44.917; 10.317
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Parma (PR)
Frazioni Bezze, Borgazzo-Ca'Scipioni, Gainago Ariana, Quartiere Minari, Rivarolo, San Polo (municipal seat), San Siro, Sant'Andrea
Government
 • Mayor Alessandro Fadda
Area
 • Total 37.3 km2 (14.4 sq mi)
Population (31 December 2014)[1]
 • Total 7,654
 • Density 210/km2 (530/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43030
Dialing code 0521
Patron saint St. Blaise
Saint day February 3
Website Official website

Torrile 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 13 kilometres (8 mi) north of Parma.

Overview[edit]

The municipality of Torrile contains the frazioni (subdivisions, mainly villages and hamlets) Bezze, Borgazzo-Ca'Scipioni, Gainago Ariana, Quartiere Minari, Rivarolo, San Polo (municipal seat), San Siro, and Sant'Andrea.

Torrile borders the following municipalities: Colorno, Mezzani, Parma, Sissa, Trecasali.

In the comune is the pieve of Gainago, known from 1144 and dedicated to St. John the Baptist. It houses 13th-century frescoes with a Deposition, Saint and Madonna with Child. Another sight is the Torre 8"Tower") from which the commune takes its name, located in the frazione of Gainago. The patrician Villa Balduino-Serra is home to a large garden and park.

The town is also the home of Erreà, which is one of the leader sportswear producers of Italy.

References[edit]

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

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