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Welcome to Piacenza

“Piacenza è terra di passo”  Leonardo Da Vinci used to write in ‘Codice Atlantico’. Being located at the junction of  four different regions, it is, consequently, the gate of Emilia: founded on the river Po, it is surrounded by the hills and mountains of the Apennines. Former Roman colony, subsequently an important medieval centre, it has always been an ideal rest area for princes and pilgrims on their way, crusaders and templars, tradesmen and artists who left their mark here.

“Segnori vu sie tuti gi benvegnù e zascaun chi che vera sera ben vegnu e ben recevu” (Sirs, you are all welcome, and whoever comes will also be welcome) says the “Targa del benvegnù” (welcome plate), a slab witnessing a gift for hospitality which is part of Piacenza's DNA. Though looking reserved, the town has a warm heart which is worth discovering. Thus, Piacenza is worth a stop, and the reasons are several.

Visit Piacenza
> go to the new website

IAT-R Piacenza Tourist Information Center

piazza Cavalli 10
(corner via Calzolai)
29121 Piacenza
tel 0523/492001  - fax 0523/334336   - email

how to reach us on market days

Opening hours

Because of COVID emergency the office is closed, you can contact us by telephone.

Off season (1st November - 28/29th February)

from Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

High season (1st March - 31st October)

from Tuesday to Saturday: 10 am to 6.30 pm
Monday: 10 am - 1 pm

In the following holidays: 8 December, Lunedì dell'Angelo, 25 April, 1° May, 4 July, 15 August: 10 am to 4 pm

At the disposal of visitors, tourist brochures and information material in the new role, with the introduction of eight specific itineraries, dedicated each to a different historical period and its testimonies in history and art Piacenza.On sale gadgets and souvenirs related to the promotion of the territory.

Contact IAT-R for:

• Addresses, fares, hotels descriptions, different types of accommodation (campings, hostels, farmhouses, room rentals, bed &  breakfasts), restaurants in the town and nearby; IAT also supplies a  Last Minute booking service to book accommodation in town.
• Cultural, historical, folklore, food and wine, environmental and  commercial initiatives and itineraries in town;
• addresses, opening hours, access to other info points in the province
• congress, recreational and sports venues
• museums, churches, monuments to visit in the territory of Piacenza, transport, parking, tour guides, car rentals, estate agencies, travel agencies, markets
• excursion maps and tourist guides of the city and the province
• list of hotels in Italy
• addresses, opening hours, access to other infopoints in the most popular Italian destinations
• main Italian events and museums
• trains timetable

The Office distributes tourist leaflets and brochures produced by the Municipality, the Province and the Region.
Further brochures on the  Via Francigena Circuit are also available; this information may of course be found in the Website of the different sites, administered and updated by Piacenza Central Office. It manages a schedule of the town’s tourist, cultural, sports and recreational initiavies. It belongs  to the Regional Information System, allowing citizens to consult the Region’s tourist information website from the individual IAT offices.