Comune di Bettola

Coat of arms

Location of Bettola in Italy

Coordinates: 44°47′N 9°37′E / 44.783°N 9.617°E / 44.783; 9.617
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Piacenza (PC)
Frazioni Bramaiano, Calenzano, Case Albegato, Ebbio, Groppo Ducale, Leggio, Missano, Olmo, Padri, Pradello, Recesio, Revigozzo, Rigolo, Roncovero, Rossoreggio, Spettine, Teglio, Vigolo, Villanova
  Mayor Simone Mazza (PdL)
  Total 123.1 km2 (47.5 sq mi)
Elevation 329 m (1,079 ft)
Population (31 August 2007)[1]
  Total 3,116
  Density 25/km2 (66/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Bettolesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29021
Dialing code 0523
Website Official website

Bettola is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Piacenza in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, located about 140 kilometres (87 mi) west of Bologna and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) south of Piacenza.

Notable people

France's last recognised World War I veteran, Lazare Ponticelli, was born here before moving to Paris at nine years of age.[2]

The frazione of Pradello has been claimed as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus. The leader of the Italian Democratic Party, Pier Luigi Bersani, was born here in 1951.


  1. All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.
  2. "Lazare Ponticelli: Veteran who fought for France and Italy in the First World War". The Times. London. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.

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