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Piacenza

The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advises against all but essential travel to Piacenza due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Named 'pleasant place' (Placentia) by the Romans, Piacenza soon proved itself to be an important strategic location as well. Just short of the regional border with Lombardy, the contemporary city is perfect day-trip fodder. Its picturesque centre reveals a beautiful Gothic town hall and a couple of august churches.

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