Sights & landmarks in Piacenza

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  • mrstraveller1
    York, UK1,734 contributions
    Piacenza is a very pleasurable, easy to navigate city & the Duomo is at its heart. There is no charge to pop in & it is very much worth a look. As is the Italian way, it is extremely dark & this adds to the majestic atmosphere of the place. The piazza which surrounds it has lots of cafes & various other churches are close by.
    Written 2 August 2021
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,661 contributions
    When I visited, there was an event taking place right in the Piazza Cavalli which made it very crowded and impossible to peacefully enjoy it. Anyway, the Palazzo Gotico and the two equestrian statues that give the name of the square as well as the other buildings are creating a really beautiful Italian piazza.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • ludor
    Iasi, Romania2,661 contributions
    A little bit far from the city center but definitely worth the effort. An artistic and architectural gem with an important historical significance.
    Written 26 May 2019
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  • Kooshyar Nasr
    Trondheim, Norway10 contributions
    Nice place to visit the people spot in piacenza with some cool coffees and shops. We stop there for a coffee and enjoy the early day sun light and come back in night to explore but it was like a ghost place!!
    Written 3 January 2020
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  • travelsafer
    6,856 contributions
    Beautiful building with an interesting history: its completion was halted by a plague and only one side was built. It stands in the central Piazza Cavalli and it is now the Municipal building. The bottom part of the building is made of pink marble stones and the top is made of red bricks. In a niche in the facade there is a statue of the Holy Virgin, it's a copy of the original made in the 13th century and currently kept in a local museum.
    Written 24 October 2018
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  • Daniel
    Crema, Italy345 contributions
    The church was consecrated back in the Xth century. The crypt has 12th-century mosaics depicting the zodiac signs on a marine background. The presbytery has a contemporary mosaic showing battle scenes and a depiction of Christ.
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
    Another great church in Piacenza. Specifically the ceiling decoration was very nice. Here is the tomb of Margaret of Austria
    Written 19 October 2017
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  • Daniel
    Crema, Italy345 contributions
    The Basilica has been built in the XIII century with a simple architecture. I invite all visitors to have a stop here.
    Written 30 March 2019
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  • Carlotta C
    Brussels, Belgium15 contributions
    I wound strongly recommend a visit to Fondazione Alberoni if you are in Piacenza. It is a beautiful place in itself to visit and has a small but precious collection of pictures belonged to Cardinal Alberoni. Among others, you may find the famous Eccentric Homo of Antonello da Messina, this is a masterpiece. It worth going there only to see this. If you are pilgrims on the Via Francigena, it is very practical to visit because it is on the way. Be careful because it is open only in the afternoon. The guided tour is done by motivated, passionate and professional guides. Don’t miss it!!
    Written 18 March 2018
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  • 545medva
    Budapest, Hungary3,972 contributions
    As in many Italian city herre is also a great wonderful theater - opera house with very few program. I would organise daily visits as it is a real gem. We had the opportunity to wath a Simon Boccanegra - delightful evening.
    Written 16 October 2017
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  • travelsafer
    6,856 contributions
    These are two beautiful bronze statues in the central Piazza Cavalli in Piacenza. They sit on a marble base that has other bronze decorations and represent Alessandro Farnese and his son Ranuccio.
    Written 24 October 2018
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  • Alessandro G
    441 contributions
    More than 3 km of pedestrian area under tall trees, just over old city walls. Full of people wlaking, chatting, palyng, jogging or dicking around. Very good point of view from the walls. It's a kind of hidden jam just next to downtown
    Written 2 July 2020
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,618 contributions
    Together with Ferrara, Piacenza has the ancient walls. Two-thirds of the 6,5 km are still visible.
    They were built in 16th century under the government of Farnese’s family.
    Written 24 July 2020
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  • Alessandro F
    Milan, Italy25,618 contributions
    From the imposing eighteenth-century neoclassical façade, one can see the presence of five internal naves (I could not verify because it was found closed), the beautiful façade was built to a design by Camillo Moriggia (the author of Dante's tomb in Ravenna).
    The church and the convent of the Augustinian friars were built in 1550, the convent is now incorporated in the nearby Cantore barracks
    Written 16 August 2019
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