15 days in Province of Piacenza Itinerary

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Drive to La Guardia Airport, Fly to Milano Linate Airport, Drive to Castell'Arquato
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Castell'Arquato
— 5 nights
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Bobbio
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Drive to Genoa Cristoforo Colombo Airport, Fly to La Guardia Airport, Drive to New York City

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Castell'Arquato — 5 nights

Castell'Arquato is an Italian town located on the first hills of Val D’Arda in the province of Piacenza, in Emilia-Romagna, approximately 30km from Piacenza and 35km from Parma. Kids will appreciate attractions like Castello di Gropparello and Cascate del Riglio. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Castell'Arquato: Villa Verdi (in Sant' Agata), Museum in Motion (in San Pietro in Cerro) and Grazzano Visconti (Museo delle Cere & Borgo Storico Di Grazzano Visconti). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Borgo Castell'Arquato, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church and Baptistery in Vigolo Marchese, explore the historical opulence of Castello di Vigoleno, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pieve di San Giorgio.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Castell'Arquato trip builder website.

New York City, USA to Castell'Arquato is an approximately 20.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. November in Castell'Arquato sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 42°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can drive to Bobbio.
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Bobbio — 8 nights

Bobbio is a small town and commune in the province of Piacenza in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy. Kids will enjoy Ponte Vecchio (Ponte Gobbo - Ponte del Diavolo) and Parco Avventura Val Trebbia. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bobbio: Rivergaro (Oratorio di S.Rocco & Santuario Madonna del Castello), Castello di Castelnovo (in Castelnuovo Val Tidone) and Castello di Gambaro di Ferriere (in Ferriere). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Castello di Rivalta, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario di Santa Maria di Monte Penice, take a stroll through Antichi Portici della Contrada del Castellaro, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Collegiata S. Maria Assunta.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Bobbio online trip planner.

You can drive from Castell'Arquato to Bobbio in 1.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In November, daily temperatures in Bobbio can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.
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Province of Piacenza travel guide

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Piacenza is a city and comune in the Emilia-Romagna region of northern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Piacenza. Modern forms of the name descend from Latin Placentia. The etymology is long-standing, tracing an origin from the Latin verb ', "to please." In French, and occasionally in English, it is called Plaisance'''. The name means a "pleasant abode", or as James Boswell reported some of the etymologists of his time to have translated it, "comely". This was a name "of good omen."Piacenza is located at a major crossroads at the intersection of Route E35/A1 between Bologna and Milan, and Route E70/A21 between Brescia and Tortona. Piacenza is also at the confluence of the Trebbia, draining the northern Apennine Mountains, and the Po, draining to the east. Piacenza also hosts two universities, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Polytechnic University of Milan.HistoryAncient historyPre-Roman eraBefore its settlement by the Romans, the area was populated by other peoples; specifically, most recently to the Roman settlement, the region on the right bank of the Po between the Trebbia and the Taro had been occupied by the Ananes or Anamari, a tribe of Cisalpine Gauls. Before then, says Polybius, "These plains were anciently inhabited by Etruscans" before the Gauls took the entire Po Valley from them.

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