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History of Lodi
The origin of the city of Lodi is tied to the destruction of the Roman Laus Pompeia by the Milanese, which took place in 1111 and in 1158.
On the peak of Colle Eghezzone and on the right side of the Adda River, a new city was created on 3 August 1158, by order of Federico I di Svevia, also known as Barbarossa.
The heart of the historical centre is the splendid square-shaped Piazza della Vittoria, with its important Medieval monuments, such as the Duomo and Palazzo Vistarini.
The city of Lodi with its scenographic spaces, has been used as a filming location for a number of films and advertisements: Vallanzasca: gli angeli del male, directed by Michele Placido, with actors of the calibre of Kim Rossi Stuard and Filippo Timi; Benvenuti al Nord with Claudio Bisio and Alessandro Siani, and the commercial for Sky with the participation of famous athletes like the swimmer Federica Pellegrini, the NBA basketball player, Danilo Gallinari, and the footballers Samuel Etò, Andrea Pirlo and Gerard Piquè.