Where is it
An agricultural, commercial and industrial town located 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 view.
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 Piacenza province.
When to go and what to see
A rural, commercial and industrial Centre, it is the easternmost point in the province of Piacenza.
Places to visit: S. Giovanni Battista Church, rebuilt in the 18th century and the neo-gothic Town Hall, built in 1912 upon a project by A. Meazza.
Do not miss
Worth seeing are the Church of S. Giovanni Battista, rebuilt in the 18th century and in 1912, and City Hall designed with neo-Gothic characteristics. The community has dedicated the names of the streets to various illustrious personalities of Castelvetro 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 is enriched by the Lombard contamination in the use of pumpkin for the production of ravioli. From the hamlet of San Giuliano come the 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.
Castelvetro opens the way from Lombardy to the so-called Giuseppe Verdi’s 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).