Bra, Piedmont

For other uses, see Bra.
Comune di Bra

Coat of arms

Location of Bra in Italy

Coordinates: 44°42′N 7°51′E / 44.700°N 7.850°E / 44.700; 7.850
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Province / Metropolitan city Province of Cuneo (CN)
Frazioni Bandito, Boschetto, Borgo Nuovo, Cà del Bosco, Castelletto, Chiossa, Crociera Burdina, Falchetto, Grione, Matrotti, Piumati, Pollenzo, Quinto Bianco, Riva, Rivo, Ronchi, Sabecco Superiore, San Matteo, San maurizio, Sant'Agnese, Scatoleri, San Michele, Tetti Bona, Tetti Milanesi, Tetti Rasa
  Mayor Bruna Sibille
  Total 59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation 285 m (935 ft)
Population (31 July 2007)
  Total 29,169
  Density 490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Braidesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 12042
Dialing code 0172
Patron saint Madonna dei Fiori
Saint day 8 September
Website Official website

Bra (Italian pronunciation: [bra]; Br'a in Piemontese) is a town and comune in the province of Cuneo in the northwest Italian region of Piedmont. It is situated 50 kilometres (31 miles) south 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 across the world. In 1997 the event attracted some 150,000 visitors.[1]

Celebrity visits

Jeremy Clarkson and Richard Hammond stayed the night in Bra whilst filming Top Gear - The Perfect Road Trip.

Twin towns


  1. Phoebe Natanson, ‘Italy's Biannual Cheese Orgy’, ABC News, 1 October 2007.
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