Piacenza is a small city of just above 100 000 inhabitants. It is the capital of the most western province of Emilia. We, the other inhabitants of Emilia, often say it seems to belong more to Lombardy than to our region, because its dialect sounds more different, and also its food.
There are some interesting historical sites in Piacenza, but not many. Most of its treasures are in its province, with beautiful castles and abbeys.