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Villanova sull'Arda
Comune di Villanova sull'Arda
""Coat of arms of Villanova sull'Arda
Coat of arms
""Villanova sull'Arda is located in Italy
Villanova sull'Arda
Villanova sull'Arda
Location of Villanova sull'Arda in Italy
Coordinates: 45°2′N 10°0′E / 45.033°N 10.000°E / 45.033; 10.000
Country "Italy
"Region "Emilia-Romagna
"Province "Piacenza (PC)
"Frazioni Cignano, Sant'Agata, Soarza
 • Mayor Fausto Maffini
 • Total 36.5 km2 (14.1 sq mi)
Elevation 42 m (138 ft)
Population (31 December 2011[2])
 • Total 1,936[1]
"Time zone "CET ("UTC+1)
 • Summer ("DST) "CEST ("UTC+2)
Postal code 29010
"Dialing code 0523

Villanova sull'Arda is a "comune (municipality) in the "Province of Piacenza in the "Italian region "Emilia-Romagna, located about 120 kilometres (75 mi) northwest of "Bologna and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) east of "Piacenza.

The commune borders on the municipalities of "Besenzone, "Busseto, "Castelvetro Piacentino, "Cortemaggiore, "Monticelli d'Ongina, "Polesine Parmense, "San Pietro in Cerro, "Stagno Lombardo.


Notable residents[edit]

Sant'Agata was the home for over 50 years of the "opera composer "Giuseppe Verdi who was born in the village of "Le Roncole in 1813, who lived in the nearby town of "Busseto, and who bought the land and built the "Villa Verdi in 1848[3]

Local facts[edit]


Villanova sull'Arda has a railway station on the "Cremona–Fidenza line. Direct connections are available from Cremona, while some trains run directly from Parma to both Busseto and Villanova sull'Arda without changing.



  1. ^ See Italian Wikipedia article
  2. ^ Data from "Istat
  3. ^ See Villa Verdi website


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