from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A town of northern Italy on the Po River southeast of Milan. Founded by Romans as Placentia in 218 B.C., it was occupied by Goths, Franks, and Lombards and became a free city and part of the Lombard League in the 12th century. Population: 99,600.

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  • proper n. Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy.
  • proper n. Capital of the province of Piacenza.


From Italian Piacenza. (Wiktionary)



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