11 Hotels in Piacenza, Italy

Piacenza is a big town of Emilia Romagna region which stands on the right shore of the Po river near the Lombard border. Because of its geographical location in the centre of the Padan Plain, the city is a key node highway and rail, with thriving industries scattered in its territory. Its historic centre boasts a remarkable artistic heritage, the result of more than two thousand years of history. In particular there are many noble palaces, some of which are characterized by beautiful private gardens.

Piacenza was founded in 218 b.C. by Romans with the name of Placentia, as a military base against invasions of Galli. During the Roman Empire it was a thriving river port and an important center of commerce. After 1000 the city had a great population and economic growth because it was set along the Via Francigena, the road that led pilgrims to Rome. Following it was a lively free municipality, before joining the Duchy of Parma, which was controlled by the family of Farnese. Piacenza is called "Primogenita della Patria" ("First-born of Italy"), as was the first city to vote on its annexation to the Kingdom of Italy newborn.

The heart of Piacenza is the lively Piazza Cavalli, adorned by two equestrian monuments dedicated to Alessandro and Ranuccio Farnese. In this square overlook Palazzo Comunale, also called "Gothic", which is surely one of the most beautiful buildings civilians made in the Middle Ages in Italy. Nearby is Piazza del Duomo, where lies the Cathedral which was built in 1122 in the romanesque style. The structure has a beautiful pink marble facade characterized by three portals. Inside are preserved frescoes of considerable value created between the fourteenth and the sixteenth century.

In Piazza della Cittadella there is the majestic Palazzo Farnese, which was the residence of the family that ruled Piacenza until 1731. Inside are exposed countless historical and artistic treasures. In the Archaeological Museum there are exhibits dating back to prehistoric age and the famous "Fegato Etrusco", a bronze liver dating back to the second century b.C. On the first floor of the palace is the exceptional Art gallery, which houses unique works such as the "Madonna adorante il Bambino" by Botticelli.

Preferred Hotels in Piacenza, Italy

Strada della Chiesa, Loc. Moncasacco Piacenza     View on Map
Le Poiane Bed and Breakfast (Piacenza)
Le Poiane Bed & Breakfast is set inside a panoramic four-floor modern villa, at an altitude of 600 meters, in the heart of the Appenine hills, in tiny Moncasacco village.
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Ranked 1 of 11  hotels in  Piacenza

Via Emilia Parmense 54 Piacenza     View on Map
Hotel City (Piacenza)
Offering free Wi-Fi and free parking, Hotel City is a 5-minute drive from Piacenza Station and city centre. Its large rooms feature Persian rugs and artistic pictures on the walls. Each room at City Hotel is decorated with light colours and comes with wood furniture and classic-style bed linen. In-room facilities include air conditioning and an LCD TV with satellite channels. Guests can relax in the property’s private garden...
Ranked 2 of 11  hotels in  Piacenza

Very Good,  7,6
From 143 Review
From €. 60,00
Via Caorsana 127/D - Loc. Le Mose Piacenza     View on Map
ClassHotel Piacenza Fiera (Piacenza)
MHotel Piacenza Fiera is located at the Piacenza Sud exit of the A1 motorway. It offers free wellness facilities, including a gym, sauna and Hammam. Parking and Wi-Fi are also free. Rooms at the Piacenza Fiera are air-conditioned and come with a minibar and satellite TV. Breakfast is a sweet and savoury buffet. Located next to Piacenza Fiere exhibition centre, this MHotel is a 10-minute drive from the centre of Piacenza.
Ranked 3 of 11  hotels in  Piacenza

Very Good,  7,5
From 165 Review
From €. 68,00
Via Emilia Pavese 114 Piacenza     View on Map
Holiday Inn Hotel Piacenza (Piacenza)
Idea Hotel Piacenza offers air-conditioned rooms with satellite TV and Wi-Fi access. Children stay free. Enjoy a mix of regional specialities and international cuisine at the Idea Piacenza's restaurant. Gluten-free and vegetarian menus are also available. Set near the River Po, this Idea Hotel is surrounded by medieval and renaissance buildings. It is close to the A21 motorway and the stunning castles on the outskirts of Pia...
Ranked 4 of 11  hotels in  Piacenza

Very Good,  8
From 249 Review
From €. 63,00
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About Piacenza, Italy

Altitude:61 mt
Dial Code: 0523
ZIP Code: 29100
Latitude:45° 26' 0'' N (45.05)
Longitude:9° 52' 0'' E (9.7)
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