Why visit Cremona? Here are 5 reasons

If you have little time to plan your next trip, just read this guide to learn what to do in Cremona and the best places to see when you get there.

There are 5 things you cannot miss when you arrive in the Lombard city,  here we discover what they are together …

If your dream is to visit Italy, Cremona is one of those places you cannot miss. A friendly town, it provides a complete holiday, whether for a naturalistic, cultural trip or to discover the flavors of the gastronomic tradition.


Breathtaking views

What about starting the city tour viewing it from above? If you climb the Torrazzo you will have an exclusive view of the whole city. Apart from an  impressive panorama, having a view from above of the narrow streets and the alleys may be useful to begin to give you an idea of ​​where you are heading. If you have enjoyed the sight, you can repeat the experience by going to the Duomo of Santa Maria Assunta, located not far from Torrazzo.

City of Music

Maybe you did not know it yet, but Cremona is among the major Italian cities famous for music. For this reason, when you are in the city, you cannot help but visit the Museo del ViolinoViolin Museum, the symbol of the capital. Here you will find instruments that have made history in the music world, including some of the violins personally belonging to Antonio Stradivari. You will also be able to take a walk in the house of the famous musician and take a look at the many lute maker workshops, whose craft is so rare and precious that it has recently been declared part of the Immaterial Heritage of Unesco Humanity


Walk along the river Po

For nature lovers, a stroll along the banks of the River Po will be one of the most memorable experiences of the whole trip dedicated to visiting Italy. Also, if you like to go biking, you can decide to take the route on comfortable cycling routes. If, on the contrary, the purpose is to relax, you can visit the river with a mini river cruise.

For Food lovers

If hunger begins to be felt, you will find many satisfactions here as well. Entering one of the cake shops in the city of Cremona, you will be amazed to see all the  marvelous cakes lining the counters. Although it will be hard to choose, the typical sweet to taste is the nougat, a symbol of the city, so much so that in November there is a festival dedicated to this traditional dessert.But typical sweets do not end here! In addition to the nougat, you will have the pleasure of enjoying the famous Cremonese mostarda (made with dried fruits), both in the sweet and in the slightly spicy version. The local tradition wants this to be accompanied by Gran Bollito Cremonese, but also with typical regional cheese such as Grana Padano, Provolone Valpadana and Salva Cremasco, all strictly Dop. Along with cheese you shouldn’t miss the great selection of cold cuts, such as Salame Cremona Igp and Cotechino Vaniglia, ideal for an aperitif if you do not know what to do in Cremona!

A step back in time

Especially if traveling with children, a visit to the Parco della Preistoria di Rivolta d’Adda Rivolta d’Adda Prehistory Park to observe the dinosaurs cannot be missed in your itinerary. Besides that. Taking a look at the history will also be a great opportunity to spend some time immersed in the nature of the park.

Now you know what to do in Cremona! Visiting Italy has never been so easy, right?

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