Emilia-Romagna RegionPrehistory

Neolithic Village of Travo

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The St. Andrea Neolithic village is spread near river Trebbia in the province of Piacenza and it’s one of the main settlements from the Late Neolithic in northern Italy. We are speaking about settlements dating from about 6000 years ago!

Neolithic village of Travo

First discoverings are from 80’s. In this archaeological area was found a large number of  very well-preserved housing and functional facilities. Archaeologists reinforced the remains of the perimetric, rectangular ditches of 6 resumed huts.

They also put new poles in the past holes of original palisades and fences across the village. To the south of the village it’s still visible the ancient dry-stone wall made with pebbles.

Some full-size Neolithic buildings have been reconstructed since 2010 and  furnished with items and objects that were found during excavation works.

It’s possible to take guided-tours only. The group of visitors will be leaded at fixed-time across the village and area with reconstructed buildings. Across the Park there also are information boards reporting insights about housing facilities and Italian, local Neolithic.

Imagine Copyright: travo By Giuale - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Opening Hours

From 1 April to 30 June and from 1 September to 31 October: every Saturday and Sunday from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 3.00pm to 6.00pm

From 1 July to 31 August: every Thursday from 6pm to 9.00pm; every Saturday and Sunday: from 10.00am to 1.00pm and from 5.00pm to 9.00pm

Guided-tour timetables:

From 1 April to 30 June and from 1 September to 31 October: every Saturday and Sunday starts at 10.30am - 11.45am - 3.30pm - 4.45pm

From 1 July to 31 August: every Thursday starts at 6.30pm - 7.45pm; every Saturday and Sunday starts at 5.30pm - 6.45pm - 8.00pm

Tickets

Ticket price: full € 7 - reduced € 2 (children aged 3 to 6 and residents).

Ticket includes admission to the Civic Archaeological Museum.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE CARD:

FOUNDATION: IV millennium BC.

CIVILIZATION: prehistoric peoples

REGION: Emilia Romagna

PROVINCE: Piacenza

REDISCOVERY: XX century

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How to get to Village

BY TRAIN

One can get Piacenza station and take here the the SETA Lines bus n° 17 or 18 to Travo.

BY CAR

The Park it’s about 25 Km from Piacenza by car: take trunk road SS45 heading to Bobbio/Genova and then turn right once you meet the street sign to Travo.

There’s a free parking lot in front of the site.

BY BUS

Parco archeologico di Travo, Via Colombo Giovanni, 8E, 29020 Travo PC