Castelvetro Piacentino

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An agricultural, commercial and industrial town at the extreme eastern offshoot of the province of Piacenza, on the border with Cremona.

Why visit it

The area is worth a visit to capture the charm of the Great River Po.

In this area a fisherman found a Roman era mug, which was used during banquets and feasts: each guest drank some wine from it. It was called Gutturnium, and it gives the name to one among the most renowned red wines produced in the Piacenza province.

When to go and what to see

The best period to visit Castelvetro Piacentino is spring and autumn, when the sun is not too hot and the colours of nature are warm and brilliant.

Do not miss

Worth seeing are the Church of S. Giovanni Battista, rebuilt in the 18th century and in 1912, and the City Hall designed with neo-Gothic characteristics. 

The community has dedicated the names of the streets to various illustrious personalities of Castelvetro Piacentino and created a guide for visitors to discover the history of the town through toponymy.

On the table

Located in the far east of the province, close to Cremona, the gastronomic culture of Castelvetro Piacentino is enriched by the Lombard tradition in the use of pumpkin for the production of ravioli. 
From the hamlet of San Giuliano come chickpeas, the main ingredient of an excellent soup, and here there is no lack of game and preparations based on river fish. In the surrounding areas there are dairies producing Grana Padano PDO.

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Castelvetro Piacentino opens the way from Lombardy to the so-called Giuseppe Verdi lands. 


Nearby, it is worth visiting S. Pietro Church in San Pedretto and Lourdes Madonna Sanctuary in Mezzano Chitantolo.

This area is part of the 'Strada del Po e dei Sapori della bassa Piacentina' (Flavor Trail of the Po River and Low Padana Valley).

Last update 04/04/2023