Varano de' Melegari

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This article is about the town. For the circuit, see Autodromo Riccardo Paletti.
Varano de' Melegari
Comune di Varano de' Melegari
Castle Pallavicino.
Castle Pallavicino.
Coat of arms of Varano de' Melegari
Coat of arms
Varano de' Melegari is located in Italy
Varano de' Melegari
Varano de' Melegari
Location of Varano de' Melegari in Italy
Coordinates: 44°41′N 10°1′E / 44.683°N 10.017°E / 44.683; 10.017Coordinates: 44°41′N 10°1′E / 44.683°N 10.017°E / 44.683; 10.017
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Parma (PR)
Frazioni Boschi, Il Monte, Le Aie, Mazzini, Molino, Pecorini, Pianelli, Pradarolo, Scarampi, Serravalle, Vianino, Viazzano, Volta
 • Mayor Giuseppe Restiani
 • Total 64.4 km2 (24.9 sq mi)
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (31 May 2007)[1]
 • Total 2,598
 • Density 40/km2 (100/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Varanesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 43040
Dialing code 0525
Website []

Varano de' Melegari is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 110 kilometres (68 mi) west of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) southwest of Parma.

The town is home to a medieval castle (Castello Pallavicino), a motorsport circuit, the Autodromo Riccardo Paletti, and the headquarters of racecar manufacturer Dallara. Also notable is the 7th century octagonal baptistery in the frazione of Serravalle Ceno, located on the Ceno River.


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