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The town of Calendasco is situated one kilometer away from the river Po, on the western side of Piacenza.

Why visit it

The pilgrims who travel on the Via Francigena often pass through Calendasco. 

If they decide to use a ship to cross the river, their travel starts from Corte San'Andrea (in Lombardy) and then they cross the river to Soprarivo, which is in the Municipality of Calendasco.

When to go and what to see

Spring and autumn, when the temperatures are mild, are the best times to appreciate the Po River and its surrounding areas. 

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The remarkable attractions in the town are the church and the Castle (the public part was recently renovated and opens for special occasions; the private part is visible only from the outside). As St. Corrado Confalonieri was born here, another important institution to visit is the Hospitale Romitorio of St. Corrado.

On the table

The presence of the river influences the dishes prepared in Calendasco, where you can often find fish.

Keeping fit

Running along the banks of the Po is a must! Bikes are also suitable for longer journeys. 

Significant appointments

A fair dedicated to the Po river and fried fish takes place at the end of March.

In the surroundings

In addition to the pilgrimage routes that connect the inhabited center to the Sigerico ford in Soprarivo, in the context of the Trebbia River Park, in the surroundings of Calendasco there is the center of Cotrebbia Vecchia. Here Federico Barbarossa convened the Diets of Roncaglia. 

Following the bends of the Po, immersed in nature, it's possible to come across some typical "mistadelli", small chapels, which still represent places of worship for the local population.

Last update 28/03/2024

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