Piacenza is a city and commune in Emilia-Romagna, in the northern region of Italy. It is located at a major crossroads, intersecting the cities of Bologna and Milan and Brescia and Tortona. There are many historical places, palaces, and magnificent gardens around the city. The name of Piacenza city comes from the Latin word “placentia”, which means “to please”— and the city is sure to please with its sights and tastes! Here are some best things to do at night while in Piacenza.
1. Dine under the Italian night sky
Italian cuisine has long been deemed some of the most delectable food in the world. And products from Piacenza are no different. The city is known for its production of seasoned and salted pork products, such as pancetta, coppa, salami, and Bortellina. These can be tasted in local restaurants, such as Ristorante Tre Ganasce & Osteria del Trentino.
Tre Ganasce is a cozy restaurant, which features Italian specialties and healthy dishes that are highly recommended. It is most suitable for group dining. There are open from 12:15 pm to 3 pm, and again at 7:45 pm to 11 pm, every day.
The Osteria del Trentino is in Via Del Castello. They are open from 12 pm to 3 pm, and again at 7:30 pm to 11 in the evening. Serving truly Piacenzian dishes, their specialties are seasoned and salted pork products.
Ristorante Tre Ganasce
Address: Via S, Varlomeo, 60/62, 29121 Piacenza, Italy.
Osteria del Trentino
Address: Via Del Castello, 71, 29121 Piacenza, Italy
Facebook: Osteria del Trentino
2. Go barhopping around the city
The city showcases several bars, such as Bar Americano, Bar Chicco D’oro PC, and the Tuxedo Beer House. The Bar Americano is open until 9 pm. They offer beverages that include everything from coffee to beer. They also have a backyard pool and barbeque patio that make for an all-American vibe.
For anyone looking for a more laidback ambiance, the Bar Chicco D’oro PC is at your service. This bar is only open from 7 am to 8:30 pm, though, so it’s better for a casual glass of wine or cocktail.
Meanwhile, the Tuxedo Beer House is open from 6 pm to 5 am, so it’s perfect for night owls and nightlife aficionados.The beerhouse offers great cocktails and bar games.
Address: Viale Pubblico Paseggio, 4, Piacenza
Bar Chicco D’oro PC
Address: Via Martin Delia Reistenza, 12, Piacenza
Tuxedo Beer House
Address: Via Cristoforo Colombo, 101, Piacenza
3. Visit the Basilica di Sant’Antonio
This grand basilica is a Roman Catholic church, built during the medieval period. It is named after Sant’Antonio, or Saint Antoninus of Piacenza, a soldier of the Theban Legion and the patron saint of the city of Piacenza. This medieval grandeur will leave any visitor in awe and reverence.
Basilica di Sant’Antonio
Address: Piazza Sant’Antonio, Piacenza
4. Take a midnight stroll in the Parco Galleana
This vast park boasts a magnificent lawn of green and an array of trees to walk through and it is located right in the middle of the city. Also known as the Parco Papa Giovanni Paolo II, during the daytime it is considered an amiable jogging route, that spans one kilometer (.6 miles). At night, it offers a cool and relaxing walk under the beautiful Italian sky.
Address: Via Giuseppe Manfredi, 29100 Piacenza
5. Join the Venerdi Piacentini
Venerdi Piacentini is a yearly summer event, where visitors can watch concerts, eat, and shop around. The event is only on Fridays and the food, products, and artists here are all local to the city. This event is a great way for anyone to delve into the culture of Piacenza. It is truly a fun event that is sure to showcase the vibrancy, creativity, and beauty that is such a part of the city.
Website: Venerdi Piacentini (in Italian)
6. Grab dessert after dinner at Cremeria Torti
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After a delicious dinner, what would be better than dessert? Cremeria Torti is open from 10 am to 11:30 pm, so whether you’re craving a tasty dessert after lunch or an almost-midnight snack, you can easily get your fill from Cremeria Torti.
They offer plenty of sweets, from delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt, cakes, and cupcakes. The sweets here are simply worth coming back for and any sweet tooth, local or tourist, can attest to how delicious Cremeria Torti’s offerings are. Go ahead - give them a try!
Address: Via Pietro Cella 67, 29121 Piacenza.
Facebook: Cremeria Torti
7. Stargaze by Monte Lesima
Monte Lesima is a great place for kitesurfing, windsurfing, surfing, sailing, biking, and trekking. It is a great mountain, located between Piacenza and Pavia. At its summit, there is a big cross and a radar station. It has an elevation of around 1,700 meters (5,577.4 feet). This grand mountain by the sea is sure to capture the awe and astonishment of anyone who visits it. Plus, the numerous activities that can be done on and around Monte Lesima, makes it an easy tourist favorite.
Address: Monte Lesima, 29020 Zerba, Province of Piacenza, Italy
8. Watch a film at Cinema Politeama
Whether you’re looking to explore Italian theatre, or you want to immerse yourself in a Hollywood film while in Italy for a date night, you can head to Cinema Politeama to get your fill. This theater features a wide range of viewing entertainment, for your pleasure, from recently released Hollywood flicks to artfully made Italian plays.
Address: Corso Vittorio Emanuele, n. 49, Piacenza
Website: Cinema Politeama (in Italian)
Experience Piacenza's beauty at night
Piacenza is a lively, yet quaint Italian city that is sure to please any visitor, any day and any night! And while Piacenza attracts many tourists and locals during the day, with its many sights and attractions, it also shines through in the night - perfect for both night owls looking for some good after-dinner dessert or drink, as well as for couples looking for a bit of romance. So, why not visit Piacenza soon to experience its unique beauty under a moonlit sky?
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