The train ride from Piacenza to Fidenza takes approximately twenty minutes, depending on the train that one takes. I arrived in Fidenza before noon, and so, had plenty of time to unpack and begin to explore this city. Since I was staying at the Hotel Due Spade, right off of Piazza Garibaldi, I thought that the large public square was the best place to begin my explorations. Palazzo Comunale was built between 1273 and 1354. In front of Palazzo Comunale is an obelisk dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi. The Teatro Girolamo Magnani was built in 1813 by the architect Nicola Bettoli. It is named after the famous set designer Girolamo Magnani, who was from Fidenza.The Oratorio di San Giorgio has had a long and complex history. The sacred building was erected in 1314. In 1902, it was deconsecrated, and used as a storehouse. It was damaged during WWII, and then restored in 1969. This took until 2002 to finish. It is now an exhibition center. The Chiesa di Santa Maria Annunziata was built in the late 12th century.
Next up: more from Fidenza, including a visit to the famous Duomo!
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