Travo Val Trebbia Piacenza Italy

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Travo Val Trebbia Piacenza Italy
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Travo was subsequently colonized by the Romans and S Antonino Piacenza s patroin saint was martyrized here The main activities on the territory are vine growing Trebbianino Doc wine and tourism The historical nucleus of the village is on the river Trebbia s left bank and here lies the Anguissola s Castle that has belonged to the council since 1978 The Trebbia valley is considered to be the most important of the valleys in the province of Piacenza from a historic and geographic point of view and combined with its beautiful natural appearance is without a doubt a rather fascinating valley During the first world war the young Ernest Hemingway visited this valley and described it in his diary as the most beautiful in the world The Trebbia river which gives its name to the valley has its source in the Ligurian mountains 30 Km from Genoa and flows into the Po river just west of Piacenza after a tortuous 115 Km The waters of the Trebbia are still rather pristine and in many locations along its course they offer in the summer months solace to numerous sunbathers and gratification to the many canoeists that come here from all over Europe The Trebbia river has various tributaries but the most important one is the Aveto which joins the Trebbia in the upper section a few kilometres south of Bobbio In the Trebbia valley we find 82 fortifications castles fortified towers and dwellings etc Natural connection between the Western Padana Valley and the eastern Liguria the River Trebbia Valley besides its undoubted environmental merits still witnesses the deeds of great men of the past come from far away here Hannibal from Cartago annihilated the invincible Roman Army and here lies Bobbio one of the most important centres of high medieval monastic culture wanted and founded by the Irish S Columbano