Cremona is the city of the three "T's": turòon, Turàs, Tugnàs, that is the nougat, its most typical sweet, the Torrazzo, the high bell tower that rises next to the Cathedral, and Tognazzi, because here the great actor and director Ugo Tognazzi was born. Located along the left bank of the Po, Cremona is rich in history, culture and natural beauty, which will give you the opportunity to learn the art of violin making, visit the oldest pile-dwelling settlement in the world and take the whole family on a trip to the park of Prehistory of Rivolta d'Adda (CR) where you expect the king of dinosaurs: the T-Rex! Book your stay at the B&B Hotel Cremona: it is the perfect starting point to discover the city!
Founded by the Romans in 218 B.C., Cremona is known throughout the world for the honey and toasted almond notes of its nougat, which you can taste and buy as a tasty souvenir in the many shops scattered around the city. If you love boiled meats, you can't miss its famous mustard produced both in the sweet and in the spicy version. And if you happen to be at the Civic Museum, visit the Ponzone Wing: you will get to know the "Vegetable joke", a gem of the Arcimboldo, known for its paintings of fruit and vegetables!
Cremona is a city on a human scale with many beautiful monuments that you can easily reach on foot. If you love music, just walk to the Violin Museum to meet the fascinating workshops of luthiers and the House of Antonio Stradivari. If you are a history lover, stroll through the centre where the medieval Torrazzo and Duomo are waiting for you. If you like nature, take advantage of the B&Bike service of the B&B Hotel Cremona/rent a bike and organize an excursion outside the city along the Po, the longest river in Italy.
Do you want to go on a tour of the beauties of Cremona? Then start from above! Climb up to the Torrazzo bell tower and at 112 metres you will enjoy a magnificent view of the city and its characteristic "red roofs". Enter the Duomo and admire its Renaissance frescoes, then visit the octagonal baptistery (1167), the Palazzo del Comune and the Loggia dei Militi, built in 1292. And if you want to go even further back in history and take a trip to the Jurassic, then we recommend the Prehistoric Park of Rivolta d'Adda (CR).
In Cremona, there is always a festival to attend. In early summer, the Porte Aperte Festival combines writing, music and comics. In August, the Cremona Music Festival celebrates the violin in all its expressions. From July to September, the Acquedotte Festival fills the summer with concerts and music. For those with a sweet tooth, the Festa del Torrone (Nougat Festival) is held in November: a festival dedicated to its origins and its incomparable flavour!