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CORTEMAGGIORE

Description
Considered for years the capital of hydrocarbons, location of one of Europe most modern minerary and refining plants, Cortemaggiore offers very modern structures in contrast with its Renaissance centre, built at the time of utopias. The castrum Lauri, thus the old and flourishing carolingian Court was re-baptized, witnesses the need of rational order with its square structure and its parallel streets, according to a classical layout. Its decadence started at the time of the Farnese, walls and fortress were definitely destroyed in 1848, during the war of Independence.
Altitude
48 mt.
Population
4.653 (2017)
Telephone
+39.0523.872711 (Comune)
Information Office
Last update
13 February 2019
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone