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24. Corte Sant’Andrea

This place is situated along the Via Francigena that the Archbishop of Canterbury Sigerico travelled along in 990. The corte was described in the diaries of the archbishop as XXXIX Mansio (leg) with the name of Sce Andrea. In this place the Transitum Padi was found used by pilgrims to cross the Po and to enter the territory of Piacenza.

The characteristic rural complex, situated near the river, is protected by a high bank. Historical sources state that towards the end of the X century the corte was owned by the Monastery of Santa Cristina and was donated by Charlemagne.