Cremona - Art and Culture
Cremona, a pearl of art in the heart of the Po food valley
The city of Cremona is located in the heart of the rich and fertile land of the Po Food Valley, less than an hour's drive from Milan. The city is also a jewel of art and history nestled on the banks of the River Po (Italy's largest river) and it is famous for being the birthplace of the luthier Antonio Stradivari.
It is the music that makes Cremona a unique place in the world. Cremona is the cultural capital for the craft of violin making, and in 2012 this craft was designated a world heritage by UNESCO. Beyond the music, Cremona is an elegant city of art, rich in monuments, theaters, palaces and beautiful churches, an array of museums, and splendid river trails.
Explore Cremona through its buildings; its artistic climax is found in the central “Piazza del Comune”, that is overlooked by the Cathedral, the Baptistry, the medieval Town Hall and the famous "Torrazzo", a symbol of Cremona and one of the highest brick bell towers in the world.