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 XVII 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

Below are the hotels recommended to the participants.

Please mention SYMPOSIUM PESTICIDE – Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore upon booking.

Hotel Address Phone E-mail
Hotel City *** Via Emilia Parmense 54 +39 0523 579752 [email protected]
Park Hotel Best Western **** Str. Val Nure 7 +39 0523 712600 [email protected]
Mh Piacenza Fiera **** Via Caorsana 127 +39 0523 606288 [email protected]
Euro Hotel *** Via Colombo 29 +39 0523 606011 [email protected]
 Hotel Ovest **** Via Primo Maggio 82 +39 0523 712222 [email protected]
Inc Hotels Grande Albergo Roma**** Via Cittadella 14  +39 0523 323201 [email protected]