Piacenza is a small city (100,000 inhabitants) with a key position in the Italian Food Valley. The University is the largest private one in all of Europe. The Faculty of Agriculture, with a traditional small campus environment, was founded in 1952, and soon acquired an international reputation both in agriculture and economics: today it is a leader in the agri-food sector.

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How to reach us

The XVI Symposium in Pesticide Chemistry will be held at:


Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Via Emilia Parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza


See the following instructions for information on how to reach us:

By Plane

Milano Malpensa, Milano Linate, Bergamo Orio al Serio are the nearest airports to Piacenza.

By Train

You can reach Piacenza station on railway lines that go from Milano to Bologna, and from Torino to Piacenza.

See here for train timetables:

Once you are at Piacenza station you can reach the University by bus (line 2 to San Lazzaro/Università, line 3 or 7 to Capitolo, for more info about bus timetables see (

Taxi service is available, here you can find some useful phone numbers:

  • Taxi – Railway Station: +39 0523.323853
  • Radiotaxi: +39 0523.591919
  • Taxi – Piazza Cavalli: +39 0523.322236
  • Taxi – Viale Dante: +39 0523.754722
  • Taxi – Ospedale: +39 0523.32218

By Car

  • Motorway A1 (MILANO-BOLOGNA): exit Piacenza Sud
  • Motorway A21 (TORINO-PIACENZA-BRESCIA): exit Piacenza Sud

Carry on straight from both directions to Piacenza, turn left at the second roundabout and continue till Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore.

Recommended hotels

Hotel Address Telephone Fax Email address
Park Hotel Le Valli **** Strada Valnure 7,
29122 Piacenza
+39.0523.712600 +39.0523.453024
MH Hote **** Strada Caorsana 127/d,
29122 Piacenza
+39.0523.606288 +39.0523.613037
Hotel Le Ruote **** Via Emilia Parmense 204,
29010 Roveleto di Cadeo (PC)
+39.0523.500427 +39.0523.509334
Hotel Ovest **** Via Primo Maggio 82,
29121 Piacenza
+39.0523.712222 +39.0523.711301
Hotel Nord **** Via Primo Maggio,
326862 Guardamiglio (LO)
+39.0377.51223 +39.0377.519349
Hotel City *** Via Emilia Parmense 54,
29122 Piacenza
+39.0523.579752 +39.0523.579784
Idea Hotel Piacenza *** Via Emilia Pavese 114/a,
29121 Piacenza
+39.0523.493811 +39.02.49522251
Hotel Savi *** P.zza Tre Martiri 9/10,
29010 Pontenure (Piacenza)
+39.0523.510743 +39.0523.510773
Euro Hotel *** Via Cristoforo Colombo29/f,
29122 Piacenza
+39.0523.606011 +39.0523.606013