Exhibitions and Fairs in Piacenza

Piacenza is a ... border city. Even though it's a province of Emilia Romagna, it has always been linked to Milan and its province, with which it shares historical and economic aspects. In confirmation of this 'boundary' role of the city, in the area of Le Mose, which is also home to Piacenza Exhibition Center - Piacenza Expo, a great logistics hub has been developed, which is very important especially for its strategic geographical position on major roads.

The economy of the province of Piacenza is based on SMEs, Small and Medium sized Enterprises, active mainly in manufacturing, services and construction industries, sectors on which the events held at Piacenza Exhibition Center are focused.

How to reach Piacenza

Piacenza is located at the intersection between the A1 motorway Milano-Bologna and the A21 Brescia-Torino. Standing in a favorable position in the lower Po Valley, Piacenza is half an hour drive from the airports of Milano Linate, Giuseppe Verdi – Parma, and Montichiari - Brescia. The central station of Piacenza, in Piazzale Marconi, serves the railway line Milan-Bologna and is the terminus for trains to Alessandria and Cremona. The trade fair of Piacenza, in the hamlet of Le Mose, on State Road 10 towards Cremona, can be reached by bus from Central Station, by car taking the exit Piacenza Sud on the A1 and A21 motorways, and by shuttle buses from the airports, on the occasion of major trade fairs.

Where to stay in Piacenza

In the area of Piacenza trade fair - Piacenza Expo, many business hotels are available for exhibitors and visitors attending the exhibitions. These are usually 4-star hotels, arisen in Piacenza in recent years and therefore equipped with modern amenities, wellness centers and the latest technologies. 3 star hotels in the centre of Piacenza allow guests to stay a stone's throw from the main tourist attractions, Romanesque and Renaissance monuments like the Cathedral of Santa Giustina, the Basilica of St. Anthony near the Porta del Paradiso (Gate of Heaven,) the Town Hall, called the Gotico, a landmark of the city.

Shopping streets in Piacenza

Piacenza is a rather quiet city. The ultimate shopping streets are Via XX Settembre and Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where you can find the most prestigious fashion and footwear brand names. From via Cavour branch out many small streets that are home to excellent shops selling food and crafts, as well as in via Felice Frasi. In downtown Piacenza, several boutiques overlook Galleria San Donnino and Via Garibaldi, while at Christmas the market street par excellence is via Calzolai, one of the most characteristic areas of the historical centre.

Hot spots in Piacenza for the after-fair

The nightlife in Piacenza ... is not very lively. There are several blogs frequented by the same inhabitants of Piacenza, who complain about the lack of meeting places or premises open in the evening as well as restaurants and taverns. The areas most frequented by university students and tourists are around Piazza Duomo, where you will find all the clubs and pubs, and Piazza Cavalli, which, although there are few clubs, becomes the evening walking venue in the warmer months. Young people usually move away from Piacenza to have fun, reaching the discos within 30 km near Milan, Brescia and Parma.


Cars, flights and hotels


Airports, fairgrounds, car rentals and hotels in Piacenza

MH Hotel Piacenza Fiera
4 star hotel

Via Caorsana 127/D - Loc. Le Mose

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