Fiorenzuola d'Arda

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Fiorenzuola d'Arda
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
Location of Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Fiorenzuola d'Arda is located in Italy
Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Location of Fiorenzuola d'Arda in Italy
Fiorenzuola d'Arda is located in Emilia-Romagna
Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Fiorenzuola d'Arda
Fiorenzuola d'Arda (Emilia-Romagna)
Coordinates: 44°56′N 9°54′E / 44.933°N 9.900°E / 44.933; 9.900
CountryItaly
RegionEmilia-Romagna
ProvincePiacenza (PC)
FrazioniBaselica Duce, San Protaso, Paullo
Government
 • MayorRomeo Gandolfi
Area
 • Total59 km2 (23 sq mi)
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (31 August 2017)[2]
 • Total15,313
 • Density260/km2 (670/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Fiorenzuolani
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (CEST)
Postal code
29017
Dialing code0523
Patron saintSan Fiorenzo
Saint day17 October
WebsiteOfficial website

Fiorenzuola d'Arda (Italian pronunciation: [fjorenˈtswɔːla ˈdarda]; Piacentino: Fiurinsöla, IPA: [fi.uriŋˈsøːlɐ] or [fi.uriŋˈsoːlɐ]) is a city and comune in Italy in the province of Piacenza, part of the Emilia-Romagna region. Its name derives from Florentia ("prosperous" in Latin). 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 prehistorical 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 San 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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Fiorenzuola d'Arda". Encyclopædia Britannica. 10 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 394.

External links[edit]

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