Bettolas coat of arms


Betolla is a comune ( municipality ) in the Province of Piacenza. It is in the Italian region Emilia-Romagna, and is located located about 140 kilometres west of Bologna and about 30 kilometres south of Piacenza.

Brez naslova

Municipality of Betolla


The municipality of Betolla has large area and its capital is as it were the “door ” of the valley, being situated  at the point where the valley begins to shrink and the mountains  replace the hills. There are two important roads leading in Betolla.


The town of Bettola developed from the middle of the fifteenth century as a stop on the trade routes between Piacenza and Genoa.

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus

According to some sources, Betolla is the birth place of the famous navigator Christopher Columbus.

Taglliatelle with mushroom sauce

Tagliatelle with mushrooms.



Some traditional  foods include Tagliatelle with  mushrooms and ravioli with  butter.