In the province of Piacenza a few kilometres from the town,"Parchi del Ducato" welcome you.
Trebbia Fluviale Regional Park
Water and Biodiversity... treasures to discover and protect!
The Trebbia River Regional Park protects about thirty kilometers of the water course of the same name, from Rivergaro to the confluence with the Po river, by the western borders of Piacenza's urban area, the upstream section of the confluence, about five kilometers far from the Po river's bank near Piacenza.
The landscape is mainly occupied by the Trebbia's exposed riverbed, which is remarkably significant for the migratory avifauna, and by the river terraces where grasslands and shrublands alternate with traditional agricultural cultivations and areas still dedicated to mining activities.
Within the Park there are two Sites of Community Importance and Special Protection Areas (SCI-SPA) of the Natura 2000 Network.
Stirone and Piacenziano Regional Park
A stream between walls rich in fossils.
The Park, as it is now, was established in late 2011 through the union between the Stirone River Regional Park and the Piacenziano's Geological Nature Reserve.
The Stirone Area lies between the provinces of Parma and Piacenza, in the municipalities of Fidenza (PR), Salsomaggiore Terme (PR), Alseno (PC) and Vernasca (PC), and it develops on both sides of the stream, with an average width of about 1 km, from the locality of La Villa, upstream, up to the bridge on the Via Emilia, in Fidenza.
The Piacenziano Area develops all over Piacenza's territory, and it safeguards the nine stations of the former Reserve that are separated one from the other and distributed in five different valleys, all belonging to the municipalities of Castell'Arquato, Lugagnano Val d'Arda, Vernasca, Gropparello and Carpaneto Piacentino.
The whole Park is extremely important from the paleontological point of view, thanks to the remarkable presence of fossils dating back to the Tertiary and Quaternary periods, which made this place famous in the international scientific world.