|Comune di Bra|
Location of Bra in Italy
|Coordinates: 44°42′N 7°51′E / 44.700°N 7.850°E|
|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)|
|• Density||490/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||CET (UTC+1)|
|• Summer (DST)||CEST (UTC+2)|
|Patron saint||Madonna dei Fiori|
|Saint day||8 September|
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.
- Phoebe Natanson, ‘Italy's Biannual Cheese Orgy’, ABC News, 1 October 2007.