Piacenza Travel Guide

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Piacenza Things to Do

  • Il Duomo

    The Cathedral of Piacenza (Il Duomo) is in the Romanesque style, like the ones of Parma, Modena and Ferrara, all built in the same period, between the 12th and 13th century. Inside there are beautiful frescos that were added some centuries later. The ones inside the dome are from the 17th century and some of them are by Giovanni Francesco Barbieri,...

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  • Il Gotico

    Il Gotico (the gothic one) is the name that most people use when they talk of the Palazzo Comunale. This medieval palace was built in 1281 and it had to be much larger, but its construction was interrupted by a pestilence, so only part of the original project was completed. The lower part is of pink marble, while the upper part is of red...

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  • Must see-games

    Well, I can’t really say there are any Piacenza-games that you really HAVE to see… But a derby against Parma should be nice, as homegames against big clubs as Milan, Inter and Juventus. Since they now are playing in Serie B maybe the game against Modena will be a nice one.

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  • Piacenza-supporters

    Being one of the smaller clubs it’s not that strange that Piacenza also have a very small supporter-base. The ultras stands in one of the sectors in the curva nord, with “Vecchia Guardia”, “Viking”, “Official supporters and “Sparuta presenza” the most famous. But Piacenza-supporters are ranked really low in Italy.They don’t have any real enemies,...

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  • The stadium

    Piacenza is playing their homegames at Stadio Leonardo Garilli, named after their famous ex-president. Garilli bought the club in 1983, then in the 4th division, and promised to take the club into Serie A. Nine years later his promised was made true.Leonardo went away in 1996, and the club is now run by his sons.The stadium have a capacity of 21...

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  • The club

    Piacenza football club was formed as early as 1919, but it’s just the last 10-15 years that the club has been playing in a higher level. 1992/93 they went up to the Serie A for the first time, only to be relegated immediately back to Serie B, “thanks” to a 0-0 draw in the last game against rivals Parma. They went back to A the year after though....

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Piacenza Restaurants

  • Forget first impressions

    The food here is in-cre-di-ble. The staff is higly qulified in the kitchen and serving the tables: they were the staff of a very old restaurant in the very heart of Piacenza (l´Agnello) that has closed because of retirement of its owner. When you sit, you will notice a jar with smashed grease and bacon chunks in it and green spices: it´s the...

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  • Eating before the game

    Can’t remember any special places close to the stadium, but there should be the possibility to eat a sandwich, sausage or a hamburger from the special food-wagons that you’ll always find outside Italian stadiums at matchdays.Otherwise I can recommend the fast-food-restaurant outside the trainstation.

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  • genuine

    Family run, typical of the hills of Valtidone.GREAT FOODWINESPISAREI e FASo Torta di zucca (crostata)Pisarei e FasoRisotto con i funghi

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Piacenza Nightlife

  • The nocturnal life is...

    The nocturnal life is developed more in province and on the hills that in city. Between the greater discotheques there is the 'Avila ', the ' Siglo de la reina ', the ' Comoeida ', the ' Carisma '. Between the greater ones pub there is ' the Locanda ', ' the Tucano ', ' the Fenice ' etc. The most beautiful discotheque is the 'Avila, because it is...

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  • (In the summer you can go...

    (In the summer you can go shopping also on Friday evening)If you come to visit Piacenza and you want to enjoy yourself you can spend your hot Saturday night dancing in various disco-pubs: for example AVILA, CAPRICE, MAD HOUSE, SIGLO DE LA REINA, COMMOEDIA, SONNAMBULAIf you want to have a good time, you have to trust us…We suggest you a tourist...

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Piacenza Transportation

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    by Calcio Written Dec 1, 2004

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    As written under “must see things” the stadium is quite a bit away from the trainstation. To go to the game is no problem. When you get out of the trainstation, just go straight over the piazza (or take left and eat breakfast at McDonalds, as I did…) and take the bus there. It is written “stadio” on the front of the bus, and if you wanna be really sure just ask the driver.
    Then it will take 15-20 minutes to go to the stadium.
    The real problem is after the game, as I’m not sure there are always a bus directly from the stadium. Go out quickly after the game and try to find a bus that stands there waiting, but if you can’t find it, you’ll have quite long walk back to the station…

    By car? Just follow the “stadio”-signs in the whole town, and you’ll be fine.

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Piacenza Shopping

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    by Calcio Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Yes, to no ones surprise you’ll find football-souvenirs outside the stadium from different salesmen. Flags, scarves and matchshirts just as examples. But remember they are all unofficial. For autumn- and winter-games it could be nice to buy a pillow to sit at, if you still want to feel your … after the game. Could be quite expensive thought, think I paid 5-6 euro for mine, to compare with 1-2 euro in for example Milano.

    What to pay: Matchshirt - 10 euro
    Scarve - 5-6 euro

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Piacenza Off The Beaten Path

  • The remains of ancient Rome

    In the province of Piacenza, in a beautiful landscape of low hills, it is possible to visit the remains of the Roman town of Veleia. It was discovered in 1747, many centuries after the town had been abandoned and forgotten.There are documents about the existence of this Roman town, but nothing about why it was abandoned. In this area landslides are...

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  • Countryside

    Take a ride on the country-side in south of Piacenza in the beautiful vallies of Val Luretta, Val Trebbia and take your camera and appetite with you...

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Piacenza Favorites

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    by Calcio Written Dec 1, 2004

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    Favorite thing: There is a quite big ticket-office outside the head-stand at the stadium, where you can buy tickets to all sectors except for the away-sector. Prices are quite nice, specially now when they are in the Serie B. You won’t have to worry for a sold-out stadium, unless it’s the last game of the season, and the opponents have the chance to win the league.

    Fondest memory: Sitting and freezing my ass off at Piacenza-Brescia almost two years ago... :)

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