Bra, Piedmont (Redirected from Bra (CN))

Comune di Bra
Coat of arms of Bra
Location of Bra
Bra is located in Italy
Location of Bra in Italy
Bra is located in Piedmont
Bra (Piedmont)
Coordinates: 44°42′N 7°51′E / 44.700°N 7.850°E / 44.700; 7.850
ProvinceProvince of Cuneo (CN)
FrazioniBandito, Borgo Nuovo, Case Del Bosco, Castelletto, Chiossa, Falchetto, Grione, Matrotti, Monta' Della Radice, Piumati, Pollenzo, Quinto Bianco, Riva, Rivo, Ronchi, Sabecco Superiore, San Maurizio, Sant'Agnese, Scatoleri, Tetti Bona, Tetti Milanesi
 • MayorGiovanni Fogliato
 • Total59.53 km2 (22.98 sq mi)
Elevation285 m (935 ft)
 • Total29,466
 • Density490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
Dialing code0172
Patron saintMadonna dei Fiori
Saint day8 September
WebsiteOfficial website

Bra (Italian: [ˈbra], Piedmontese: [ˈbrɑ]) is a town and comune in the province of Cuneo in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont. It is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) southeast of Turin and 50 km (31 mi) northeast of Cuneo in the area known as Roero.

Bra is the birthplace of the feminist philosopher Adriana Cavarero, politician Emma Bonino, and of the activist Carlo Petrini, founder of the Slow Food movement and of the world's first University of Gastronomic Sciences, whose main campus is located within Bra's municipal boundaries at Pollenzo. Bra is also home to "Cheese", a biennial international festival organised by Slow Food which features the makers of artisanal cheeses from around the world. In 1997 the event attracted some 150,000 visitors. The town is famous for its gastronomy.

Among the structures in town is the intricately domed church of Santa Chiara by the late-Baroque architect, Bernardo Antonio Vittone and the church of St. Andrew, the facade of which was designed by the architect Gian Lorenzo Bernini, although not completed until two centuries later.


Bra is notable for the production of Bra sausage, a veal sausage originally made for the Jewish inhabitants of neighbouring Cherasco. It is usually eaten raw.

Twin towns

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