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Top Places To Visit In Piacenza – A Hidden Gem In Italy

Italy is a must-visit place and one of the top countries in Europe. No wonder it is the fifth most-visited country in the entire world, attracting 50 million tourists per year. From the floating city of Venice to the leaning tower of Pisa and the renaissance city of Florence to the best shopping places in Milan to the historical beauty of Rome to tasting the best wine at Piacenza, you could feel a part of you missing while leaving every part of Italy during a trip. This incredible country has a perfect mix of nature, historical sites, museums and great cuisines, of course. If you are planning to visit Italy, you might be confused as every city in Italy is beautiful in its own way. It’s a tough decision but I will now tell you why Piacenza can be one. Keep reading to know about the top 10 places that you could visit at Piacenza:

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Piacenza in Italy

Piacenza is a pleasant surprise to every traveller who visits this charming city. When I say ‘pleasant surprise’, I say it for a reason. An amazing city where art and history are mixed in the right amount to turn Piacenza into what it is today. Located in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy, Piacenza is a place which is quite easily accessible from other major cities in Italy. Standing as home to many castles and monuments, this region of Italy also features many national parks and beautiful landscapes.

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Top places to visit in Piacenza

Curious to know where to visit while making it to Piacenza? Being well-known for its wine culture, historical beauties and many others, the city stands as a gateway to some of the famous attractions. Find below the top 10 places that you can visit and make your trip to Piacenza exciting and historical:

  1. Palazzo Gotico
  2. Duomo di Piacenza
  3. Historic Town Centre
  4. Palazzo Farnese
  5. Parco Galleana
  6. Parma
  7. Basilica di Sant’Antonino
  8. Museo di Storia Naturale
  9. Cremona
  10. Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza

1. Palazzo Gotico

Proudly said to be one of the city’s icons is Palazzo Gotico, a fascinating palace in Piacenza. It has got Lombard Gothic style and was built by four architects. This palace is divided into two halves. Out of which, the top half with red brick design has crenulations and the bottom one has a portico which is truly beautiful.

Palazzo Gotico
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2. Duomo di Piacenza

Standing as an example of Romanesque architecture is Duomo di Piacenza, one of the finest and ancient buildings in the city. It was built in the 12th century and still remains to be one of the top attractions to visit. The church holds a series of colourful frescos from the past including many wooden carvings.

Duomo di Piacenza
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3. Historic Town Centre

Need a walk through history? Then visit Centro Storico in Piacenza. Just take a stroll and look around the streets and you will realize why it is called the Historic Town Centre. You will find so many buildings with rich architecture, especially Italian. Also, you can chill at one of the many cafes it has.

4. Palazzo Farnese

Constructed in the 14th century, Palazzo Farnese stays to be one of the most stunning buildings from the past. Inside the palace, you will have an archaeological museum, a spectacular art gallery and various other museums featuring ancient weapons and armours.

Palazzo Farnese
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5. Parco Galleana

Parco Galleana is located in the southern part of Piacenza and stands as a go-to place for relaxation. Here, the lawns are the best place to enjoy games, sunbathing and so much more. The trees surrounding the place give you such a relief that you will feel a real escape from the buzz of the city.

6. Parma

Parma is located 30 minutes away from Piacenza and stands as home to so many beautiful attractions for the tourists to cover. It doesn’t have something to talk just about history but also about the culture of Piacenza. You could easily reach Parma from Piacenza via railways which would take you only 24 minutes. Some of its famous attractions include Piazza del Governatore, The Royal Theatre, Renaissance Baptistery.

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7. Basilica di Sant’Antonino

Constructed in the 13th century, this is said to be one of the oldest buildings in the city. But that does not make it look out of style. The church was built in a gothic style and still stays to be a must-visit place in Piacenza. Inside the building, you will find frescos from the ancient days. Also, some of the work from this church has already been transferred to Piacenza Civic Gallery.

8. Museo di Storia Naturale

If you are someone who loves to jump into the history of a place, then Museo di Storia Naturale welcomes you. It holds inside a variety of artefacts and exhibitions about machinery, the natural world and so many things more. No matter how much you explore, you can never have enough of this place as there are so many things that this museum has to say.

Museo di Storia Naturale
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9. Cremona

What if I tell you that it’s only a short drive from Piacenza to a beautiful and mercantile city like Cremona? Yes. Cremona is a city that’s located in northern Italy which is one of the worth-visiting cities in the country. Are you a violinist? Then don’t think too much as this city is famous for violins. There are also other attractions that you can visit which are Piazza Stradivadi, The Violin Museum, Cattedrale di Cremona and so many more.

Cremona, Italy
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10. Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza

Here comes the next beauty which is Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza. Located 30 minutes away from Piacenza is this impressive and picturesque building, standing on a square moat in the region of Fontanellato. Talking about its historical importance, this building was one of those places which served as a defensive unit and hence sustained several damages.

Castelli del Ducato di Parma e Piacenza
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If you are visiting Piacenza, then you are in for a treat. The huge number of beautiful monuments indeed make it stand out from other cities, thus making it a fascinating corner. Why not visit and explore the top places in Piacenza which would never fail to amaze you? When you visit Piacenza, don’t forget that a unique experience awaits you. To plan your trip, take a look at the amazing packages to Italy on the website of Pickyourtrail and create your own travel story. Leave a Whatsapp inquiry for more options.

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