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  • 1 Gotico Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Cavalli I - 29100 Piacenza

    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 ..

  • 2 Piazza Cavalli (Square of the Horses) Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Cavalli I - 29100 Piacenza

    The huge Gotico building and the facade of St Francis Church, a fine specimen of Franciscan Gothic architecture, dominate this square, formerly the heart of politics and business in Piacenza. It owes its name to two Baroque masterpieces by Francesco ..

  • 3 Piacenza Catedral Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Via Pace I - 29100 Piacenza

    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..

  • 4 Palazzo Farnese - Municipal museums of Piacenza Interesting

    Museums and art

    Piazza Cittadella 29 I - 29100 Piacenza

    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..

  • 5 Madonna di Campagna Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Via Campagna I - 29100 Piacenza

    This fine church in the form of a Greek Cross is the work of Alessio Tramello, inspired by Bramante. It is one of the most important ensembles of Italian Renaissance. Inside there are splendid frescoes by Pordenone.

  • 6 S. Antonino (church of St Anthony)

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Sant'Antonino I - 29100 Piacenza

    This is the old Paleo-Christian cathedral of the town. It was rebuilt in the11C and is notable for its octagonal tower 40 metres high, its skylights and its Gothic north vestibule known as the Paradise (1350).

  • 7 Galleria d'Arte Moderna Ricci-Oddi

    Museums and art

    Via San-Siro 13 I - 29100 Piacenza

    This is a collection of Italian paintings from the Romantic period to the 20C; there are works by the landscape artist Antonio Fontanesi, impressionist-influenced painters such as Boldoni, orientalist and contemporary figurative paintings (De Pisis),..

  • 8 S. Savino (Cchurch of San Savino)

    Religious buildings

    Via G.-Alberoni I - 29100 Piacenza

    This 12C church has architectural lines of great purity. Inside, look out for the capitals and superb pavement mosaics from the original edifice.

  • 9 S. Sisto (Church of St Sextus)

    Religious buildings

    Via San-Sisto I - 29100 Piacenza

    This 16C church (for which Raphael created his Virgin of St Sextus, replaced by a copy today) was built by local architect Alessio Tramello, to whom it owes its unusual architectural features. Its facade has a doorway from 1622 which leads into an at..

  • 10 Galleria Alberoni (Gallery Alberoni)

    Museums and art

    Via Emilia Parmense 77 I - 29100 Piacenza

    This art gallery, located in a college founded by Cardinal Alberoni, brings together Flemish and Italian tapestries from the 16 and 17C, and a fine collection of Italian paintings including Guido Reni, Baciccia, Luca Giordano, and above all Antonello..

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