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BETTOLA

Description
The council was founded in Napoleon's times, when San Bernardino and San Giovanni's villages, on the right and on the left of Nure River, were united. The village history is characterized by the continuous fights between the Nicelli and Camia families. Papa Paolo 3rd had the Farnese Tower raised to appease them. Bettola is recalled for an appearence of the Virgin in 1496 close to an oak (Madonna of the Oak) and for being Christopher Columbus's native place. The economy of this area is mainly based upon agriculture and tourism.
Altitude
329
Population
3.077 (2008)
Telephone
+39.0523.917719 - +39.0523.870997 (IAT ValNure e ValChero)
How to get there
Bus stop in Piazza Colombo with a large parking available.
Information Office
Last update
15 February 2017
News and information edited by the Tourist Information Office of the Municipalities of Bobbio, Borgonovo V.T., Castell'Arquato, Piacenza and Vigolzone