Welcome to Crema
Huddled up against the Serio river and 15km northeast of Lodi, Crema retains its late medieval and Renaissance core largely intact. Even parts of the Venetian-built defensive walls are still in place. Indeed, in 1449, Crema was one of the many Lombard cities to pass under Venetian suzerainty. The following centuries brought peace and prosperity, until Napoleon arrived to upset the apple cart in 1797. Majestic buildings from centuries past clutter the old cobblestone lanes of Crema, making for some rewarding exploring.