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Colorno

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Colorno is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Parma in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 90km northwest of Bologna and about 15km north of Parma. As of 31 December 2004, it had a population of 8,593 and an area of 48.7km2.Colorno borders the following municipalities: Casalmaggiore, Gussola, Martignana di Po, Mezzani, Sissa, Torrile.Main sightsThe most famous attraction of Colorno is the Ducal Palace (Reggia), built in the 18th century for the Farnese family.Also noteworthy are: The Aranciaia, erected in 1710–12 by duke Francesco Farnese as a shelter for the orange and lemon trees that in summer decorated the Ducal Palace. It was designed by Ferdinando Galli Bibiena. It is currently seat of the Museum of the Peasant Civilisation and Pre-Industrial Technology.The Water Tower (1718–19).Santa Margherita, Colorno - mainly 16th century churchCuisineA typical dish from this town and area of the Province of Parma, is the Tortél Dóls, a kind of Ravioli with a bittersweet stuffing, whose origin goes back to the times of the Empress Marie-Louise of France, Duchess of Parma.
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