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Po Valley

Po Valley, 46018 Sabbioneta, Province of Mantua, Italy

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About Po Valley

THE PO RIVER VALLEY is the largest and most important economic region in ITALY. It was also the most densely populated area in Italy, accounting for nearly half of the national population.  It witnessed a blooming urban culture during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Its cities include Bologna, Turin, Milan, Mantua, Pavia, Cremona, and Parma. These were city-states where science, architecture, art and music once thrived.

Attractions near Po Valley

Cattedrale di Parma25.6km from Po Valley

The Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, consecrated in 1106, is the most important Catholic place of worship in Parma, the mother church of the diocese of the same name. It stands in Piazza Duomo, next to the Baptistery and the Bishop's Palace.  Externally it is in Romanesque style, with a gabled façade, also typical of the churches of other cities in the north of Italy. Internally the Romanesque structure has remained, even if most of the interiors are due to subsequent Renaissance interventions.

Baptistery of Parma25.65km from Po Valley

The baptistery of Parma is a Catholic place of worship for the baptismal rite, located in Piazza Duomo, next to the cathedral, in Parma, in the province and diocese of Parma; it is considered as the junction point between Romanesque and Gothic architecture.  It was commissioned to Benedetto Antelami, who began its decoration in 1196.   was commissioned to Benedetto Antelami, who began its decoration in 1196.

Palazzo della Pilotta25.66km from Po Valley

The Palazzo Della Pilotta, also called simply la Pilotta, is a vast complex of buildings located in the historic center of Parma, located between Piazzale della Pace and the Lungoparma. The name derives from the game of Basque pelota, played by Spanish soldiers in the courtyard of the Guazzatoio, originally called the pelota.  It currently houses the National Archaeological Museum, the National Gallery, the Palatine Library, and the Bodonian Museum. In 2016, the complex attracted 89,478 visitors

Galleria nazionale di Parma25.68km from Po Valley

The National Gallery of Parma is located in Piazza Della Pilotta 6 in Parma, inside the Palazzo Della Pilotta. The museum exhibits, among others, works by Beato Angelico , Canaletto, Guercino, Leonardo da Vinci, Parmigianino, Tintoretto, Correggio, Sebastiano del Piombo.  The Parma collection began in the Renaissance by the Farnese family; in 1734 Charles of Bourbon had the rich collection transferred to Naples.

Teatro Regio di Parma25.77km from Po Valley

The Teatro Regio di Parma is the opera house of the city of Parma and considered one of the most important traditional theaters in Italy.  Although it is less known internationally than the Scala in Milan and the Fenice in Venice, it is considered by opera enthusiasts to be one of the houses par excellence of the great Italian opera tradition.

Te Palace27.85km from Po Valley

The Palazzo Te is a historic and monumental building in Mantua.  Built between 1524 and 1534 on the commission of Federico II Gonzaga, it is the most famous work of the Italian architect Giulio Romano. The complex is now home to the civic museum and, since 1990, to the International Center of Art and Culture of Palazzo Te which organizes exhibitions of ancient and modern art and architecture.

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About 10 million people, forming one-sixth of Italy's population, live in Lombardy and about a fifth of Italy's GDP is produced in the region, making it the most populous and richest region in the country and one of the richest regions in Europe.