What to do and see in Cremona, Province of Cremona: The Best Places and Tips

Cremona [kreˈmoːna]  listen (help·info) (Emilian: Carmona, Lombard: Cremùna) is a city and comune in northern Italy, situated in Lombardy, on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Pianura Padana (Po Valley). It is the capital of the province of Cremona and the seat of the local city and province governments. The city of Cremona is especially noted for its musical history and traditions, including some of the earliest and most renowned luthiers, such as Giuseppe Guarneri, Antonio Stradivari, and several members of the Amati family.

1. Torrazzo of Cremona - Vertical Museum

Piazza del Comune, 26100 Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals, Sacred & Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks, Observation Decks & Towers More
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4.5 based on 1772 reviews

Torrazzo of Cremona - Vertical Museum

Every day: from 10.00 to 13.00 - from 14.30 to 18.00. Last ascent 30 minutes before th Torrazzo closes. Christmas, every Monday in January and February closed. The Torrazzo is one of the monument that best symbolizes the city of Cremona: it is indeed one of the highest medieval bell towers in Europe (m 112,22 – feet 368,18). The structure exemplifies the extreme accuracy of the ancient construction techniques and it is considered a perfect union between architectonic styles, which are completely different from each other. Thanks to the recent opening of the Vertical Museum, the issues related to the study of the astronomical are analyzed. Inside the 4 new halls you can find some curious historic objects and many kinds of old clocks. There’s also a fantastic Foucault’s Pendulum installation. Its oscillation demonstrates the Earth rotation from a scientific point of view. On the top of the tower you can admire a wonderful city view.

Reviewed By robertmK6898CW

Beautiful

Piazza del Duomo definitely deserves a visit with the Duomo, Torrazzo and Baptistery to one side of the square and the city’s Palazzo Comunale on the opposite side.The Torrazzo is the tallest brick church steeple in Europe and can be climbed all the way t

2. Museo del Violino

Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 1042 reviews

Museo del Violino

Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to cremonese luthery of all time. At the same time it is a Museum, an Auditorium and a Research Centre about antique and modern luthery. It promotes the International "Triennale" competition of Violin Making Antonio Stradivari

Reviewed By AMS48301 - Bloomfield Township, MichiganBloomfield Township, Michigan

One of a kind violin museum

This museum is very unique. It is located in the city in which the violin originated. It displays a collection of great violins by Stradivari, Guarneri and other great makers, but in addition it has many other extremely well designed displays telling the

3. Piazza del Comune

Piazza del Comune, 26100 Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks More
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4.5 based on 251 reviews

Piazza del Comune

Reviewed By DonPaulo - Richmond, VirginiaRichmond, Virginia

A Delightful View of Cremona's Architectural Highlights

This is as clean, well lighted square in the center of the city. Nearly every building is a landmark. You will often hear very talented street musicians. There are photo opportunities in every direction. There are a few cafe/restaurants where you can enjo

4. Centro Storico

| Piazza Comune, 26100 Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Historic Walking Areas
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4.5 based on 120 reviews

Centro Storico

Reviewed By Annalisa C - Monza, ItalyMonza, Italy

The Middle Ages close to Milan

We arrived to Castell'Arquato after visitin Vigoleno, so I think we did not appreciate the village as we should have to.Nevertheless, I must say that this medieval village is a wonderful example of medieval architecture. Everything is in perfect condition

5. Monastero di San Giuseppe in San Sigismondo

Piazza Visconti, 3, Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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5 based on 92 reviews

Monastero di San Giuseppe in San Sigismondo

Reviewed By Stephen P - Minneapolis, MinnesotaMinneapolis, Minnesota

I am not a fan of baroque church architecture and decoration in Italy but this one works!

This is a very interesting Baroque church which dates to the late 15th century. It owes its visual riches to blessing a Sforza marriage. The place has a wonderful atmosphere of silence. I am not a fan of Baroque church architecture and decoration in Italy

6. Negozio Sperlari

Via Solferino 25, 26100 Cremona, Italy Food & Drink, Other Food & Drink
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Negozio Sperlari

Reviewed By jerseyjazz - New JerseyNew Jersey

fantastic & historic

A wonderful shop with friendly owner and staff, selling delicious-looking candies, liqueurs, and other goods. We had no idea they were so famous until we saw their items for sale at Malpensa Airport. We conversed with the owner and when we showed interest

7. Cremona Cathedral

Piazza del Comune 2, 26100 Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Churches & Cathedrals
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Cremona Cathedral

Am: 08.00 to 12.00 daily Pm: 15.30 to 19.00 week days Pm: 15.30 to 19.00 saturday, sunday and pre-holiday

Reviewed By DonPaulo - Richmond, VirginiaRichmond, Virginia

Magnificent Brickwork Bell Tower

I have chosen to review the Bell Tower separate from the Cathedral. It is magnificent enough to stand on its own and it has a separate entrance. The tower is the third tallest brickwork tower in the world. It is crowned with an intricately designed pinnac

8. Museo Civico Ala Ponzone

Via Ugolani Dati 4, 26100 Cremona, Italy Museums, Specialty Museums
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4.5 based on 89 reviews

Museo Civico Ala Ponzone

Reviewed By thomasozbun - Vicenza, ItalyVicenza, Italy

Great museum

The city's main museum; The Ala Ponzone Museum. Inside were several 16th and 17th century paintings such as a beautiful and strange painting called the Ortolano by Arcimboldo, a famous 16th century painter known for representing people with fruit and vege

9. Cremona Baptistery - Museum of Romanesque Stones of Cathedral

Piazza del Duomo, 26100 Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 308 reviews

Cremona Baptistery - Museum of Romanesque Stones of Cathedral

Every day: from 10.00 to 13.00 - from 14.30 to 18.00. Full entry: € 3,00 Reduced entry : € 2,00 (school groups, children from 7 to 12, over 65, Welcome Card owner). The construction begun in March 1167. The dimensions are considerable: 34 m (111,55 ft) high, and 20,5 m (67,26 ft) in diameter. The building in Romanesque style with an octagonal plant is crowned by an elegant gallery. The entrance portal is framed by a prothyrum with two lions, like the prothyrum of the nearby Cathedral. The light filters in the Baptistery through a double series of twin lancet windows and from the lantern in the summit of the dome. In the center is placed the great octagonal baptismal font: it's a monolithic block of red Verona marble. The cistern is crowned by a small wooden sculpture of Risen Christ. The Three altars inside are dedicated to the Sorrowful Vergin, the Crucifix and St. Biagio.

Reviewed By DonPaulo - Richmond, VirginiaRichmond, Virginia

In the Shadow of the Cathedral

It seems that many Italian cities compete with one another via their Cathedrals, Squares and Baptistries. Cremona does so too. Alas, its Baptistry is overwhelmed by its surrounding buildings. Yes, it is nice, but does not seem to this reviewer to be among

10. Fiume Po

Cremona, Italy Sights & Landmarks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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4 based on 149 reviews

Fiume Po

Reviewed By Manuela D - Cremona, ItalyCremona, Italy

The longest Italian river

If you visit Cremona, a walk along the river is a must. There are some paved pedestrian paths and a ciclyng track, but unfortunately no toilets or other facilities. The landscape may look plain and boring, but it is what the river banks should be: low veg

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