Collecchio is a town in the province of Parma
Province of Parma
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, Emilia-Romagna
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, Italy
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. It is located just south of Parma
Parma is a city in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna famous for its ham, its cheese, its architecture and the fine countryside around it. This is the home of the University of Parma, one of the oldest universities in the world....

. It is the home of Parmalat
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 and Parma F.C.
Parma F.C.
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's training complex, Centro Sportivo Parma Calcio.

On April 27, 1945, the town was liberated from German
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 Nazi forces by Brazil
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ian forces. Approximately 400 Germans were captured by the Brazilians after two days of battle.
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