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Compiano is a small medieval village in the Val di Taro, located in a strategic position close to the territories of the Republic of Genoa. What is absolutely worth a visit is the well-known Castle and the Church of San Giovanni Battista.
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A look at Compiano
A look at Compiano
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About the village

The village of Compiano (Cumpiàn in parmesan dialect) is located in Val di Taro, Emilia Romagna. Small village completely surrounded by walls, closely tied to its castle. The etymology of the Compian name seems to derive from the Latin Cum Planum with the meaning of a flat field. Of medieval origin (IX century), it was the land of Malaspina until the 12th century when they gave possession of Compiano to the municipality of Piacenza which made it a feud of the Landi. Placed in a strategic position close to the territories of the republic of Genoa, it was considered a bastion to defend access to the upper valley of the Taro River, which is why it was often the center of territorial disputes until the fifteenth century was conquered by Filippo Maria Visconti which in turn gave it to Niccolò Piccinino. In the middle of the 16th century, Compiano became part of Spanish-controlled territories, elevated to the county rank by Charles V, who later returned to the Landes. Passed in 1626 to Doria became the possession of the Farnese inside the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza gradually losing importance. During the Second World War, in the summer of 1944, the area was Wallenstein's theater, a series of partisan raids carried out by Nazi-fascist forces.

The Church of St. John the Baptist and the famous Castle of Compiano, dating back to 1141, are worth a visit.

Village of Compiano
Municipality of Compiano
Province of Parma
Emilia-Romagna Region

Inhabitants: 1.090
Center Altitude: 519 m s.l.m.

The Municipality is part of: 
I Borghi più belli d'Italia

Municipality of Compiano
Via Marco Rossi Sidoli 3 - Compiano (PR)
Tel. 0525-825125

BY CAR

  • From Milan and Bologna: take the A1 highway towards Parma, take the ramp to La Spezia and continue on the A15 highway. Take the Borgotaro exit and continue on the SS 523 towards Borgo Val di Taro, pass the center following the signs for Compiano, at the Bertorella crossroads, turn right.
  • From Brescia: take the A21 motorway towards Bologna, continue on the A1 motorway, follow the direction of La Spezia / Parma then continue on the A15 motorway, exit at Borgotaro and continue on the SS 523 towards Borgo Val di Taro, pass the center following the signs for Compiano, turn right at the Bertorella crossroads.
  • From Genoa: Take the A12 highway, exit at Lavagna and take the SP 33 following the indications for Chiavari, continue towards Bedonia and Compiano.
  • From La Spezia: take the A15 motorway in the direction of Parma, exit at Borgotaro and take the Statale 523, go past Borgo Val di Taro and continue following signs for Compiano, at the Bertorella crossroads turn right.

ON THE TRAIN

  • Borgo Val di Taro station

BY PLANE

  • Parma airport
  • Genoa airport

BY SEA

  • Port of La Spezia
  • Port of Carrara

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