Placentia is located on the right bank of the Po between the mouths of the Trebbia river and the Nure torrent. It was founded in the 218 a.D,and was the first Roman colony in northern Italy. The "Gutturnium" silver cup from the Roman period found by a fisherman on the banks of the Po gives the name to the most illustrious wine of the area: the Gutturnio. The Piacenza viticulture is influenced by the nearby Oltrepò Pavese and Piedmont with the Barbera, Croatina and aromatic varieties such as Malvasia di Candia and Moscato.