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Villanova sull’Arda


Sant'Agata di Villanova sull'Arda (PC), Villa Verdi, Ph . IBC Emilia Romagna


Where is it

In the lower Piacenza area, a few kilometers from Piacenza and Cremona.

Why visit it

Villanova is known above all for having hosted the famous musician Giuseppe Verdi, who moved there in 1851 with his second wife Giuseppina Strepponi. From here he expanded his social and political commitment, also distinguishing himself as a landowner and cattle breeder.

When to go and what to see

In spring and summer when it is possible to walk among the cherry trees in bloom.

Do not miss

Worth seeing is the monument to Giuseppe Verdi, located at the entrance to the hospital, which the Maestro wanted to donate to the town of Piacenza.

In the hamlet of Sant’Agata: the Verdi Villa (closed at the moment).

On the table

River fish and the famous cherries when in season.


The traditional cherry festival in June.

Main events

The traditional cherry festival in June.


What to see nearby: in the village of Sant’Agata, there is the residence of Giuseppe Verdi, nowadays hosting the museum dedicated to the master(closed at the moment). The building is surrounded by a large, beautiful, romantic style park, designed by Verdi himself; the interior preserved the same furniture and objects belonging to the composer.

Piazza del Municipio - Castell'Arquato





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