Is Piacenza worth visiting?

After spending 2 days in Piacenza last month, we both agree that the town was a really pleasant surprise, really worth visiting as a day trip from Milan, while hiking the Via Francigena, and/or as part of a longer tour around Emilia Romagna.

What is Piacenza Italy known for?

The Cathedral of Piacenza is undoubtedly the most significant religious building in the city. It also stands as a fine example of Romanesque architecture and is one of the best preserved examples in Northern Italy from the 12th century. With an overall length of 85m, it is the longest church in the region.

Where in Italy is Piacenza?

Emilia-Romagna regione
Piacenza, Latin Placentia, city, Emilia-Romagna regione of northern Italy, on the south bank of the Po River just below the mouth of the Trebbia, southeast of Milan. It was founded as the Roman colony of Placentia in 218 bc.

When was Piacenza founded?

218 BC
Populated right from ancient times, the city of Piacenza was founded on the banks of the Po River in 218 BC, probably on a previously existing Celtic establishment.

What does Piacenza mean in English?

pleasant abode
The etymology is long-standing, tracing an origin from the Latin verb placēre, “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”.

Is Piacenza safe?

Crime rates in Piacenza, Italy

Level of crime 35.71 Low
Crime increasing in the past 3 years 71.43 High
Worries home broken and things stolen 37.50 Low
Worries being mugged or robbed 26.79 Low
Worries car stolen 14.29 Very Low

How do you pronounce Piacenza?

  1. Phonetic spelling of Piacenza. p-ee-aa-ch-EH-n-z-aa. Pi-acenza. pyah-chen-tsah. pi-a-cen-za. Pi-a-cenza.
  2. Meanings for Piacenza.
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  4. Translations of Piacenza. Arabic : بياتشنسا Korean : 피아첸차 Chinese : 联系地址 Turkish : Kırk dokuz. Russian : Пьяченца