While Piazza Cavalli and Piazza del Duomo are both must-sees for the passing visitor, Piacenza boasts a host of other appeals including elegant shopping streets and museums worthy of interest. Even better, the city is off the beaten tourist track and thus far more pleasant than its neighbours. The surrounding countryside is depicted by green hillsides covered in vineyards, many of which are crowned by picturesque fortified villages and ancient abbeys.
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