Bibbiano

Situated in the foothills, where once flew the river Enza, it is one of the oldest production sites of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, therefore called "Cradle of Grana"

Informazioni e contatti

Altitude: 121 m
Inhabitants: 10.257 updated to December 31, 2018

Post code: 42021
Patron saint: Holy Virgin dell'Assunta (15th August)
Annual fair: 3rd Sunday of September
Hamlets: Barco, Corniano, Ghiardo, Piazzola
Weekly market day: Saturday
+39 0522.253211 Municipality
urp@comune.bibbiano.re.it
Municipality of Bibbiano

How to get there

By car: from Reggio Emilia, secondary road in the direction of Montecchio turning off at Cavriago in the direction of Bibbiano.
By train: from the railway station of Reggio Emilia, TPER train Reggio Emilia/Ciano d'Enza

Historical notes

The first settlements founded by the Etruscans date back to between the 5th and 6th centuries BC.
Three hundred years later Roman colonisation began with the construction of the first system of connecting roads. During the 11th century Bibbiano became part of the lands administered by Matilda, Countess of Canossa. After her death in 1115 the struggles for succession continued for more than 300 years. In the 15th century, the area of Bibbiano suffered a succession of raids by both French and Spanish troops. The subsequent period was characterised by rural depopulation (flight from the land) and the resulting famines. It has been a Local Council under the Italian Republic since 1861.

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