Things to see and do - Piacenza
Unmissable tourist sites
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
The old Town Hall of Piacenza was built in 13C and is a magnificent example of Gothic Lombardy architecture. This enormous building links austerity and harmony. Its lower parts of marble and the brick dressing of the upper storeys are in contrast to ..
Piacenza Cathedral is a remarkable example of the Romanesque Lombardy style. Its facade has a rose window and three handsome doorways of Gothic inspiration. Inside, in 1625 Guercino finished the sibyls and prophets begun by Morazzone (1573-1626) on t..
Piazza Cittadella 29
Three masterpieces will make a visit to the municipal museums of Piacenza worthwhile: a grandiose cycle of frescoes painted by S. Ricci and G. Draghi, The Splendours of the Farnese, detailing the exploits of mercenary general Alessandro Farnese and P..
Via Emilia Parmense 54 I - 29122 Piacenza
Prix Prices from : 63 €
Offering free Wi-Fi and free parking, Hotel City is a 5-minute drive from Piacenza Station and city centre. Its large rooms feature Persian rugs and artistic pictures on the walls. Each room at City Hotel is decorated with light colours and comes wi..
Via Primo Maggio 82 I - 29100 Piacenza
Located a 5-minute drive from Piacenza Ovest A1 Motorway Exit, Hotel Ovest offers free bike rental, a fitness centre, and elegantly furnished rooms. The historical centre is 2.5 km away. Guests have free access to the Ovest's gym. Open from 07:00 un..
Strada Val Nure 7 I - 29100 Piacenza
Prix Prices from : 67 €
Located in a green area around a 5-minute drive from Piacenza centre, Best Western Park Hotel is 7 km from the A1 motorway exit. It offers free parking and free Wi-Fi. The spacious and air-conditioned rooms at Park Hotel feature satellite TV and a m..
via Scalabrini 49/a I - 29121 PIACENZA
Elegant dining rooms in an 18C palazzo serve as a backdrop for delicious fish and seafood cuisine, as well as other dishes. The owner here is Sicilian and the menu reflects his origins.
strada Valnure 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 Garibaldi 49/a I - 29121 Piacenza
A simple almost monastic decor provides the backdrop for specialities from Lombardy and Emilia. Antipasti dishes include Piacenza's famous hams and salamis, followed by pisarei gnocchi and tortelli pasta, and main courses such as meat tartare and pot..
via San Bernardo 1 I - 29121 PIACENZA
Situated on the road to the historic centre, this typical restaurant is crammed with ornaments. It serves authentic cuisine from Piacenza alongside other specialities from the region.