Castel San Giovanni

Castel San Giovanni, (Piacenza)
Castel San Giovanni (Piacentine dialect: Castél San Giuàn) is a town and comune in the province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.HistoryThe origins of the town are probably related to an ancient pieve called Olubra and a fortress called Castellus Milonus, which preceded the construction of a new castle by Alberto Scoto in 1290 (now also disappeared).After a period under the Dal Verme family of lords-condottieri, it became part of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza in 1485.Main sightsThe Collegiata (14th century), with Baroque portals and a 1496 crucifix by Giacomo del Maino and his son Giovanni Angelo.Church of San Giovanni Battista (12th century)Villa Braghieri-Albesani (18th century), with several frescoed rooms.Famous peopleAgostino Casaroli, Catholic cardinalTwinnings Slunj, Croatia

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