The Province of Piacenza is one of Emilia Romagna's provinces, with the city of Piacenza as its capital. The province is quite small, with only 300,000 inhabitants, but it is also extremely beautiful. The valleys of the Tidone River, Trebbia and Val Nure are just a few examples. The Po River passes through the province as well as through many medieval villages that lay here: Bobbio, Castell'Arquato, Fiorenzuola d'Arda and so on. Tourists come to visit the province of Piacenza for its many medieval castles as well, for the Romanesque churches and for the peace, quiet and beauty the province is known for.
The town is rather small, with only about 100,000 residents, but it's worth visiting for it's wonderful architecture, interesting museums and art collections and, if you speak a little Italian, for the very nice people who live here.
As far as Piacenza's main sights go, there are a few that are quite important. First of all, the Palazzo Gotico is one of Piacenza's symbols. It lies in the centre or the town, called Piazza Cavalli, which is well known for the two large equestrian statues, sculpted in detail, masterpieces of sculptor Francesco Mochi.
Palazzo Farnese is another important building the city can take pride in. It houses a series of museums and exhibitions. Among them, you can visit a great collection of frescoes, glass works and sculptures, the museum of weapons or you could admire the...