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Piacenza Travel guide
Piacenza : Michelin's recommendations
Piacenza was originally built by the Romans at the end of the Via Emilia on the south bank of the Po. The town’s history is closely linked with that of its illustrious neighbour, Parma. Both towns belonged to the Lombard League, but were separated from the papal states by Pope Paul III, Alessandro Farnese, who gave them to his son. The Farnese ruled Piacenza until 1731, when the dukedom passed to the Bourbons. Although little known by tourists, Piacenza boasts a number of interesting sights.
Tourist attractions Piacenza : Things to see and do
V. Pace I - 29100 Piacenza
This is a remarkable example of Romanesque Lombardy style. Its facade has a rose window and three notable doorways preceded by a portico which hides an interior in the form of a Latin cross. It is very simple but enriched by the grandiose frescoes..
P.za Cittadella 29 I - 29100 Piacenza
Three things make the visit worthwhile; a sumptuous cycle of frescoes painted by S. Ricci and G. Draghi, The Splendours of the Farnese , detailing the exploits of the mercenary general Alessandro Farnese and of Pope Paul III; a bronze Etruscan divi..
P.za Cavalli I - 29100 Piacenza
The enormous, Gotico building and the facade of St Francis Church dominate this square, the traditional centre of politics and business in Piacenza. It is an attractive specimen of Franciscan Gothic architecture, and owes its name to two Baroque ..
Via Cittadella 14 I - 29100 Piacenza
Prix Prices from : 110 €
Grande Albergo Roma is in the heart of Piacenza, a short walk away from Piazza Cavalli square and the Teatro Municipale. All rooms offer free Wi-Fi and air conditioning. Albergo Roma has a large supervised car park, with direct access from the lobby..
Via L. Pennazzi 5 I - 29100 Piacenza
Offering free parking and free Wi-Fi, Petit Hotel is in Piacenza, just 1 km from the train station. It features an on-site à la carte restaurant, bar and air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen satellite TV. Each room at Hotel Petit features carpeted..
Via Tibini 29/31 I - 29121 Piacenza
Hotel Astor is right in the centre of Piacenza, 200 metres from Piacenza Train Station and 600 metres from Piacenza Cathedral. Rooms are air conditioned and feature an LCD satellite TV. Breakfast is buffet style and is served every morning in an are..
via San Bernardo 1 I - 29121 Piacenza
On the road to the historical centre is a characteristic environment, with frescoes and decorated to the owners' tastes; the husband creates imaginative dishes in the kitchen.
via Cittadella 14 I - 29121 Piacenza
On the upper floor of the hotel is a restaurant, which offers Emilian specialities: which you can savour whilst seated amongst the period style furnishings and, in the evening in a romantic candle lit atmosphere.
via I Maggio 82 I - 29121 Piacenza
strada Valnure 5/7 I - 29122 Piacenza
via Castello 71 I - 29121 Piacenza
A typical neighbourhood restaurant with a characteristic feel and lovely al fresco summer service. Inviting local cuisine, and a fish menu too.
via Verdi 16 I - 29121 Piacenza
This austere 15C palazzo is typical of Piacenza and boasts an elegant, recently restored interior. It offers delicious regional cuisine, fish and seafood dishes, as well as an excellent wine list including some truly famous wines.