Fiorenzuola d'Arda

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Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Comune
Comune di Fiorenzuola d'Arda
The Collegiata of San Fiorenzo.
The Collegiata of San Fiorenzo.
Coat of arms of Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Coat of arms
Fiorenzuola d'Arda is located in Italy
Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Location of Fiorenzuola d'Arda in Italy
Coordinates: 44°56′N 9°54′E / 44.933°N 9.900°E / 44.933; 9.900
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Piacenza (PC)
Frazioni Baselica Duce, San Protaso, Paullo
Government
 • Mayor Giovanni Compiani
Area
 • Total 59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation 82 m (269 ft)
Population (31 December 2011)
 • Total 15,379
 • Density 260/km2 (680/sq mi)
Demonym Fiorenzuolani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29017
Dialing code 0523
Patron saint San Fiorenzo
Saint day 17 October
Website Official website

Fiorenzuola d'Arda is a city and comune in Italy in the province of Piacenza, part of the Emilia-Romagna region. Its name derives from Florentia (prosperous). The "d'Arda" portion refers to the River Arda which flows from the Apennines into the valley where Fiorenzuola is situated. Fiorenzuola's origins are old, dating from the first prehistorica human settlements in Italy.

History[edit]

Fiorenzuola d'Arda was one of the main centers of the area during the Middle Ages. Under the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza it was a "middle county" independent from both parties.

Main sights[edit]

  • Collegiata of S. Fiorenzo, built in the 14th century and remade in the late 15th/early 16th centuries. It was built above the preexisting church of Saint Bonifacio.
  • church of Beata Vergine di Caravaggio
  • Oratory of Beata Vergine
  • Verdi Theater
  • church of St Francis.

Twin towns[edit]

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External links[edit]

Media related to Fiorenzuola d'Arda at Wikimedia Commons