4 days in Province of Piacenza Itinerary

4 days in Province of Piacenza Itinerary

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Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. Change things up with these side-trips from Piacenza: Castello di Vigoleno (in Vigoleno), Castell'Arquato (Dispensa del Monastero, Borgo Castell'Arquato, &more) and Castello di Gropparello (in Gropparello). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria di Campagna, see the interesting displays at Musei Civici Di Palazzo Farnese, take in the pleasant sights at Borgo Medioevale di Bobbio, and appreciate the history behind Cavalli Farnesiani.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Piacenza trip planner.

Rome to Piacenza is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rome in March; daily highs in Piacenza reach 15°C and lows reach 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Piacenza

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

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Province of Piacenza travel guide

Castles · Historic Sites · Landmarks
Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Piacenza. Modern forms of the name descend from Latin Placentia. The etymology is long-standing, tracing an origin from the Latin verb ', "to please." In French, and occasionally in English, it is called Plaisance'''. The name means a "pleasant abode", or as James Boswell reported some of the etymologists of his time to have translated it, "comely". This was a name "of good omen."Piacenza is located at a major crossroads at the intersection of Route E35/A1 between Bologna and Milan, and Route E70/A21 between Brescia and Tortona. Piacenza is also at the confluence of the Trebbia, draining the northern Apennine Mountains, and the Po, draining to the east. Piacenza also hosts two universities, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Polytechnic University of Milan.HistoryAncient historyPre-Roman eraBefore its settlement by the Romans, the area was populated by other peoples; specifically, most recently to the Roman settlement, the region on the right bank of the Po between the Trebbia and the Taro had been occupied by the Ananes or Anamari, a tribe of Cisalpine Gauls. Before then, says Polybius, "These plains were anciently inhabited by Etruscans" before the Gauls took the entire Po Valley from them.