commune in N Italy, in Emilia-Romagna, on the Po River: pop. 102,000
See Piacenza in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A town of northern Italy on the Po River southeast of Milan. Founded by Romans as Placentia in 218 B.C., it was occupied by Goths, Franks, and Lombards and became a free city and part of the Lombard League in the 12th century. Population: 99,600.