"At the head of the Lorno", this is the origin of the settlement located at the point, north of Parma, where the Parma stream receives the waters of the Lorno canal.
The Ducal Palace, which stands near one of the two bridges and overlooks the main square, dominates the town with its majestic elegance. The ancient 14th-century fortress, transformed into a noble residence by Countess Barbara di Sanverino, became in time the residence of the Farnese then the Bourbon families, who enhanced and adorned it. The numerous renovations that followed gave the building its current form and its park, recently restored to its original splendour, is now a venue for prestigious art exhibitions and outdoor events.
The building houses 'ALMA', the International School of Italian Cuisine, which offers advanced training courses in the heart of the Food Valley and close to Parma, which in 2015 received the title of UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
Despite its small size, Colorno is more than just the palace. We can see numerous testimonies of the history and culture of this land as we walk through the streets of the town: the Church of San Liborio, the Church of Santa Margherita, of Gothic origin, and the Ethnographic Museum of Rural Civilisation are just some of the delights that enhance this town located along the Culatello di Zibello Trail.