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Piacenza

(pyächān`tsä), city (1991 pop. 102,268), capital of Piacenza prov., in Emilia-Romagna, on the Po River. It is an agricultural, commercial, and industrial center. Manufactures include agricultural machinery, chemicals, furniture, buttons, and food products. The city was a Roman stronghold (called Colonia Placentia) against the Gauls and was later occupied by the Goths, the Lombards, and the Franks. A free commune by the 12th cent., Piacenza joined the Lombard League. In 1545 it formed, with ParmaParma
, city (1991 pop. 170,520), capital of Parma prov., in Emilia-Romagna, N Italy, on the Parma River and on the Aemilian Way. It is a rich agricultural market, a transportation junction, and a major industrial center.
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 and its territory, the duchy of Parma and Piacenza, ruled, until 1731, by the FarneseFarnese
, Italian noble family that ruled Parma and Piacenza from 1545 to 1731. In the 12th cent. the Farnese held several fiefs in Latium. They became one of the most prominent families in Rome and were Guelph supporters of the papacy.
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 family. Noteworthy buildings include the Lombard-Gothic Palazzo del Comune (1281); the cathedral (1122–1233), with frescoes by Guercino; and the churches of San Savino (12th cent.) and Madonna di Campagna (16th cent.).

Piacenza

 

a city in northern Italy, on the Po River. Capital of Piacenza Province in the region of Emilia-Romagna. Population, 106,800 (1971). An important transportation junction and a river port, Piacenza is the center of an area where petroleum and natural gas are extracted. Piacenza’s industries include machine building, chemicals, cement, food, and textiles.

Piacenza

a town in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna on the River Po. Pop.: 95 594 (2001)
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