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Fontevivo

Piazza Repubblica - 1 - Fontevivo - PR - 43010
Phone: +39 0521611911 Fax: +39 0521610331
Description:

Residents: 5.563
Altitude: 53 meters

The town's name derives from the large number of springs that once gushed out in the area, nowadays only occasionally active. Thanks to its position on the way between the traffic of the central Europe and the Mediterrenean, the village is the headquarter of the Cnetro Padano foreign trade.
The historical importance of Fontevivo is witnessed by a Cistercian Abbey, established by the monastery of Chiaravalle della Colomba in 1142 under the patronage of the Pallavicino family.
Of the abbey complex, only the church has maintained intact its original Romanesque appearance with simple and austere interiors with clustered columns crowned by stone shield capitals.

Weekly market: Wednesday in Fontevivo, Thursday in Pontetaro.

Do not miss:
Cistercian Abbey

For tourist information:
Ufficio cultura at the Town hall
Piazza Repubblica, 1 - 43010 Fontevivo
tel. +39 0521611921

How to get there:

16 Km from Parma. By car from Parma follow SS 9 (Via Emilia) and in Pontetaro turn right following signs to Fontevivo or take the North ring road, after the exit 9 take the junction direction Fidenza then the exit Fontevivo; by bus Tep line Parma-Fontevivo.

Last update:
26/01/2017