MADONNA OF THE OAK TREE
The town of Bettola, in the province of Piacenza, is known to be the site of the appearance of the Madonna of the Oak Tree.
Pianello Val Tidone
Pianello Val Tidone can without doubt be defined a “pleasure for the eyes: medieval churches and castles dot a territory already worthy of attention with its soft hills where the Tidone river flows,
Via Francigena Piacenza section
If going along the Via Francigena is an experience full of beauty and charm, the Piacenza section is one of the most exciting: in this area there is so much to be discovered.
35 PLACES TO VISIT IN PIACENZA
Throughout the centuries, Piacenza has developed and has become a flourishing town with monuments, churches, museums and numerous artistic and cultural sites that deserve to be visited.
Borgonovo Val Tidone
Through Val Tidone one encounters Sarmato, with its splendid castle; Castel San Giovanni with Villa Braghieri and the Collegiata; Borgonovo Val Tidone no less important than nearby towns
Castel San Giovanni
Castel San Giovanni is known for many different reasons, last but not least for being the place of birth of Cardinal Agostino Casaroli, Vatican diplomat
GROTTOES OF ROCCA D’OLGISIO
The Rocca D’Olgisio is an alluring large fortification located in Pianello Val Tidone where numerous grottoes today still have precious evidence of prehistoric life and more recent Ages.
Palazzo Farnese is no doubt the symbol of Piacenza: Duchesse Margherita d’Austria ordered its construction and in the middle of the 1500’, was part of the majestic Citadella Viscontea.
Galleria Ricci Oddi
Piacenza and its surrounding territory offer many sites to visit: of these Galleria Ricci Oddi is a must. A jewel of incalculable value, it hosts an enviable collection of modern art.
Of the historic monuments and villas of Castel San Giovanni, lovely town of the Piacenza province in Val Tidone, Villa Braghieri, once known as Villa Chiapponi Scotti of Castelbosco, deserves a visit.