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Piacenza is another city in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. This area had been occupied by Celtics and Liguian tribes in the olden days. After that, the Romans settled here and therefore has a fabulous and exciting array of historical buildings and monuments. Piacenza got its name from the 'Liver of Piacenza', a bronze sculpture of a liver which was found near the city and had the names of regions marked on it. These names were assigned to various Gods in later times.
The Palazzo Comunale, also referred to as Il Gotico, is the main sight in Piacenza and it became the seat of the government of the town during its construction in 1281. Medieval Architecture can be seen in the Palazzo Comunale and is a perfect example for a medieval civic building. The design is completed with the typical Guelph merlons, the arcaded frame, and the central bell tower. The main call of this masterpiece is used to conduct meetings, lectures and conferences.
Another palace in this city is the Palazzo Farnese. The Barozzi commonly known as the Vinola is also worth seeing. The Palazzo Landi, Palazzo Costa and the Palazzo Somaglia are other sights of interest which are open to the public. The Chiesa di San Francesco (pictured) is a beautiful gothic style church centered in the Piazza Cavalli, and is a must se sight during your stay in Piacenza.
Car Hire is available in Piacenza, however if you are flying into the area then ensure to arrange car hire at the airport ready for collection on your arrival. Approximately 70kms south of Piacenza is Parma Airport, the nearest international airport to Piacenza. Hertz, Europcar and Sixt Italia Rent are the three suppliers located in the arrivals hall of the terminal building. For more car hire options and for cheaper prices and great deals book in advance online, and be ready for your holiday.
Andromeda’s buses offer a shuttle service to and from Parma city, where travellers can then make the necessary changes to get to Piacenza, whether by bus, taxi or train. Parma Railway Station is located in the center of the city and is a cheap and fast way of getting to neighbouring towns and cities.