Villanova sull'Arda

Villanova sull'Arda
Comune di Villanova sull'Arda

Coat of arms
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 / Metropolitan city 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[1])
  Total 1,936[2]
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

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


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


This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/8/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.