Fiorenzuola d'Arda

Fiorenzuola d'Arda, (Piacenza)
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.HistoryFiorenzuola 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 sightsCollegiata 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 of Beata Vergine di CaravaggioOratory of Beata VergineVerdi Theaterchurch of St Francis.Twin towns Camagüey, Cuba Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina Laussonne, FranceSee alsoU.S. Fiorenzuola 1922References This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. External links Media related to Fiorenzuola d'Arda at Wikimedia Commons

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