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Top Choice Museum in Cremona

Museo del Violino

The state-of-the-art Museo del Violino brings together the city's historic collection of violins and presents them alongside the tools of the trade. It also explores the development of the craft and why the instrume…
Cathedral in Cremona

Cattedrale di Cremona

Cremona’s cathedral started out as a Romanesque basilica, but the simplicity of that style later gave way to an extravagance of designs. The interior frescoes are utterly overwhelming, with the Storie di Cristo (Sto…
Japanese in Cremona

Kandoo

For a break from risottos and pastas, this elegant Japanese spot makes a fine destination. Amid vaulted brick ceilings and flickering candles, Kandoo serves beautifully prepared sashimi platters, mouth-watering sush…
Lombard in Cremona

Hosteria '700

Behind the dilapidated facade lurks a sparkling gem. Some of the vaulted rooms come with ceiling frescoes, dark timber tables come with ancient wooden chairs, and the hearty Lombard cuisine comes at a refreshingly c…
Italian in Cremona

Il Violino

Il Violino is Cremona's timeless class option. Smooth service is key to this elegant spot, where you might start with one of a number of risotto options or the tortelli alle erbette al burro spumoso (stuffed pasta i…
Museum in Cremona

Museo Civico Ala Ponzone

Set in the spacious halls of the Palazzo Affaitati, Cremona's finest art gallery houses an exquisite collection of paintings dating from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The museum's star is a stunning work by Carava…
Church in Cremona

Chiesa di San Sigismondo

A few kilometres southeast of the old city, the 15th-century Chiesa di San Sigismondo features a 16th-century fresco cycle that is a superb example of Mannerist painting. All the big names of the Cremona art scene c…
Tower in Cremona

Torrazzo

Cremona's 111m-tall torrazzo (bell tower, although 'torazzo' translates literally as ‘great, fat tower’) soars above the city's central square. A total of 502 steps wind up to the top. The effort is more than repaid…
Historic Building in Cremona

Palazzo Comunale

The Palazzo Comunale has been home to the city's government for hundreds of years. Begun in the 13th century, its arcaded walkways and courtyards were gradually extended and embellished. On the central pillar of the…
Italian in Cremona

Ristorante Duomo

A few steps from the Piazza del Comune, this place is full every night with a happy mix of tourists and locals, with more of the latter – always a good sign. The pizzas are good, while the risotto ai fruta di mare i…