48 Hours in Cremona

Famous, yet relatively overlooked: that is the enigma of Cremona. Mario Matassa visits one of Italy’s truly hidden gems to uncover more than a few good reasons to visit Modesty is not a trait I would ordinarily ascribe to Italians. Italy is a country dominated by staunch provincial loyalties and most Italians will eagerly shout […]

Holiday in Italy: A Weekend in Cremona

A lesser-known gem of northern Italy, often shrouded in mist, Marina Spironetti shows us what Cremona has to offer ? a city known as the capital of the violin industry… The diligent lady at the tourist information office has equipped me with everything I could possibly need for my short stay in Cremona: maps, leaflets […]

Top Holiday Tips: Cremona

Marina Spironetti picks a selection of the best activities and events to get involved with during a stay in Cremona… NOUGAT FESTIVAL The annual Festa del Torrone is dedicated to Cremona’s other claim to fame, nougat, which is said to have been occasioned by the marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza, back in […]