A territory made by warm and welcoming people, who have the luck of living in a magic place, surrounded by beauty and history, and delighted by the finest local food and wines. A sublime life made of peaceful hills and amazing gourmand adventures.
The perfect set to celebrate the most special day in a woman’s life.
A unique location for that Italian wedding that you’ve always dreamt about. This amazing territory, situated in the middle of the Po Valley, rises on the right bank of the Po River, just a few kilometers away from Milan. The final point of the ancient and legendary Emilian Route, the countryside of Piacenza lies on the northern and western region of Emilia.
PIACENZA COUNTRYSIDE: A NATURAL TREASURE IN THE HEART OF THE PO VALLEY
The Piacenza area hosts a variety of landscapes of outstanding beauty. There are many parks and natural reservations that you can visit while enjoying a nature still intact and well preserved. Have a long walk along the paths that run next to the Po River up until lush hills from which you can enjoy fabulous views over the Po valley. The valleys and mountains offer an almost untouched nature, where you can even do bird watching. There are also many paths among the green hills of this enchanting territory where you can discover the ancient Francigena Route, which you can also cover by riding a horse.
HISTORY AND CULTURE IN THE BEAUTIFUL PIACENZA
Piacenza is an ancient Roman colony, which hosted pilgrims coming from the legendary Via Francigena, medieval fights in its outstanding castles, the Renaissance splendor, in its numerous historical mansions. By visiting the city you will discover museums, churches, old palaces and, just by looking up to its breathtaking view you will notice that also the surrounding hills are full of wonders such as rustic Villas and medieval villages.
Have a walk along the historical center and get lost in its narrow streets, so romantic and magical. Don’t miss the Romanesque Basilica of St. Anthony and the Church of Santa Maria di Campagna that preserves, among others, precious frescoes and mosaics. If you are an art lover, then pay a visit to the amazing Palazzo Farnese, a historical Italian gem which hosts’ masterpieces of Botticelli and Antonello da Messina, or the Museum of Modern Art Ricci Oddi, for an overview of Italian figurative art from the second half of the nineteenth century.
Art, history and Italian culture but also a golden and green countryside that will amaze the guests of your marvelous Italian wedding.
PIACENZA: AN UNFORGETTABLE CULINARY EXPERIENCE
If you’ve decided to celebrate your wedding in Italy it’s also because of the utterly delicious Italian food. And people of this area are all about great food and superfine wine. Not everyone knows that Piacenza is a real food heaven and that its cold cuts, cheeses and wines boast the highest concentration of DOP and D.O.C in Italy.
Popular throughout the Italian Peninsula is for sure the Coppa Piacentina, a special type of salami which is made even today with the same technique of centuries ago. An authentic culinary excellence of this area, are also pisarei and fasö, special homemade small gnocchi accompanied with a tasty bean sauce, and the tortelli with the tail, fresh pasta stuffed with spinach, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese with a curious oblong shape.
We highly suggest you to add some of this amazing food in your wedding menu, as this is the best way to experience the treasures of this territory as a real local. The countryside of Piacenza is indeed the best place where to organize the wedding of your dreams: a breathtaking golden countryside, amazing historic Villas, the finest Italian food.
So, what are you waiting for?
HOW TO GET HERE
|Piacenza is well served and can be reached by plane from all over the world. There are direct flights arriving in the three main airports of Milan: Malpensa, Linate and Bergamo-Orio al Serio.
||BY CAR FROM MILAN:
Take the A1 Milan-Bologna Highway and exit at Piacenza Ovest.
BY CAR FROM BERGAMO: Take the A4 Highway direction Milano, exit at A58 orbital road and proceed towards Brescia/Bologna. At the proximity of Melegnano take the A1/E35 Highway towards Bologna and exit at Piacenza Nord.
BY TRAIN: From Milano Stazione Centrale take the train to Piacenza. The ride takes about 55 minutes. Trains from Milan heading to Piacenza are scheduled every hour (the last one is at 10:15 PM).