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Comune di Bettola
Coat of arms of Bettola
Coat of arms
Bettola is located in Italy
Location of Bettola in Italy
Coordinates: 44°47′N 9°37′E / 44.783°N 9.617°E / 44.783; 9.617
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Piacenza (PC)
Frazioni Bramaiano, Calenzano, Case Albegato, Ebbio, Groppo Ducale, Leggio, Missano, Olmo, Padri, Pradello, Recesio, Revigozzo, Rigolo, Roncovero, Rossoreggio, Spettine, Teglio, Vigolo, Villanova
 • Mayor Simone Mazza (PdL)
 • Total 123.1 km2 (47.5 sq mi)
Elevation 329 m (1,079 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)[1]
 • Total 3,116
 • Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bettolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29021
Dialing code 0523
Website Official website

Bettola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Piacenza in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) west of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Piacenza.

Notable people[edit]

France's last recognised World War I veteran, Lazare Ponticelli, was born here before moving to Paris at nine years of age.[2]

The frazione of Pradello has been claimed as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The leader of the Italian Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani, was born here in 1951.


  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. ^ "Lazare Ponticelli: Veteran who fought for France and Italy in the First World War". The Times. London. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16. 

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