Castel San Giovanni

Castel San Giovanni
Comune di Castel San Giovanni

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Castel San Giovanni

Location of Castel San Giovanni in Italy

Coordinates: 45°3′N 9°26′E / 45.050°N 9.433°E / 45.050; 9.433
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province / Metropolitan city Piacenza (PC)
Frazioni Bosco Tosca, Creta, Fontana Pradosa, Ganaghello, Pievetta, Campo d'oro
  Mayor Carlo Giovanni Capelli
  Total 44 km2 (17 sq mi)
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (31 August 2010)
  Total 13,917
  Density 320/km2 (820/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castellani
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 29015
Dialing code 0523
Patron saint St. John the Baptist
Saint day June 24
Website Official website

Castel San Giovanni (Piacentine dialect: Castél San Giuàn) is a town and comune in the province of Piacenza, Emilia-Romagna, Italy.


The origins of the town are probably related to an ancient pieve called Olubra and a fortress called Castellus Milonus, which preceded the construction of a new castle by Alberto Scoto in 1290 (now also disappeared).

After a period under the Dal Verme family of lords-condottieri, it became part of the Duchy of Parma and Piacenza in 1485.

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