What to do and see in Province of Cremona, Italy: The Best Places and Tips

August 1, 2017 Chanda Heide

Province of Cremona in Italy, from Europe region, is best know for Observation Decks & Towers. Discover best things to do in Province of Cremona with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
Restaurants in Province of Cremona

1. Cattedrale di Cremona e Torrazzo

Piazza del Comune, 26100 Cremona, Italy +39 0372 495011
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Cattedrale di Cremona e Torrazzo

Reviewed By DonPaulo - Richmond, Virginia

I rate the facade with 5 Points. The construction began in the Romanesque style. Expansions and renovations introduced Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The exterior is truly unique and imposing.
I rate the interior just 3 Points. It boasts a collection of frescoes. These are very busy paintings that tell detailed biblical stories. Architecturally, the church interior is similar to hundreds of other.

2. Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral

Piazza del Comune 2, 26100 Cremona, Italy
Excellent
77%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 125 reviews

Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral

Reviewed By Maggi713 - Baltimore, Maryland

Duomo di Cremona is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is the seat of the Bishop of Cremona. Its bell tower is the famous Torrazzo, symbol of the city and tallest pre-modern tower in Italy.
Originally built in Romanesque style, the church was restored and extended with Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque elements. The interior frescoes are utterly overwhelming, with the Stories of Christ by Pordenone. The central nave and apse have especially rich frescoes and paintings, with scenes dedicated to the lives of the Virgin Mary and Christ. The cathedral's most prized possession is the Holy Thorn, reputed to be from the crown of thorns worn by Jesus, which was donated to the church by Cremona-born Pope Gregory XIV in 1591. It's kept behind bars in the Capella delle Reliquie, in the left transept.

3. Basilica Santa Maria della Croce

Viale Santa Maria della Croce 25, 26013 Crema, Italy
Excellent
76%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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4.5 based on 164 reviews

Basilica Santa Maria della Croce

Reviewed By Ogige - Milano

This small sanctuary is peculiar for its greek cross layout, has been designed by the architect Battagio, Bramante's pupil. It features a very innovative design for the period.
During the visit it is possible to insert a coin in a very vintage phone and hear the legends of the miracles which happened at the site where the sanctuary was built.

4. Piazza del Comune

Piazza del Comune, 26100 Cremona, Italy +39 0372 407 0815
Excellent
70%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
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1%
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4.5 based on 188 reviews

Piazza del Comune

Reviewed By DonPaulo - Richmond, Virginia

This is as clean, well lighted square in the center of the city. Nearly every building is a landmark. You will often hear very talented street musicians. There are photo opportunities in every direction. There are a few cafe/restaurants where you can enjoy the scenery. This is a must for every visitor.

5. Museo del Violino

Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy +39 0372 080809
Excellent
69%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 875 reviews

Museo del Violino

Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to cremonese luthery of all time. At the same time it is a Museum, an Auditorium and a Research Centre about antique and modern luthery. It promotes the International "Triennale" competition of Violin Making Antonio Stradivari

Reviewed By DonPaulo - Richmond, Virginia

We have seen the violin museums in both Cremons and Mittenwald and find each flawed. Mittenwald showed more of the manufacture and less of the end-products. Cremona was light on the manufacture but exhaustive on the end-products. In Mittenwald, there was NO Music!! In Cremona, there were some recordings of great performers.
It is a shame that there are far more interesting things to see in Cremona.

6. Museo della Stampa

Via Lanfranco 6, 26029 Soncino, Italy +39 0374 83171
Excellent
56%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
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4.5 based on 141 reviews

Museo della Stampa

Tradition has always shown in the typical tower structure via Lanfranco in the fortified town of Soncino, the headquarters of the Jewish family "Soncino. Nell'Officina of Soncino, there are numerous typographical and equipment cases illustrating the technical processes and stages of movable type printing. Thanks to a 19th-century wine press you can observe the methodology with which the individual pages were printed. Iconographic panels present the history of printing, movable type and presses, evoking as well, conducting a working day in the workshop of typographic "Soncino" back in 1480. In 1488 was printed the first complete Bible in Hebrew vowel signs. In a typographic brand reads: ... From Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Soncino ...

Reviewed By veff1995 - Rockville Centre, New York

Must see in Soncino. An adorable, older Italian man (in Italian) tells the story of the first press and the home. However, you'll understand him because he is so animated and enthusiastic. The museum is housed in the place where the Jewish family lived and worked. If you're a little older, you may recognize some throwbacks from your youth. Good for all ages to see.

7. Monastero di San Giuseppe in San Sigismondo

Piazza Visconti, 3, Cremona, Italy
Excellent
77%
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21%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 82 reviews

Monastero di San Giuseppe in San Sigismondo

Reviewed By Stephen P - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is a very interesting Baroque church which dates to the late 15th century. It owes its visual riches to blessing a Sforza marriage. The place has a wonderful atmosphere of silence. I am not a fan of Baroque church architecture and decoration in Italy, but this one works. The 17th century frescoes are of an especially high quality and were quite fun to slowly take in. The paintings are also quite good, although we were there late in the day, the lighting is poor and many of the canvases could use a cleaning. The church is run by an order of silent nuns whose monastery is open to the public only twice a year. But the church is well worth a stop.

Piazza del Duomo, Cremona, Italy
Excellent
43%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
17%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 260 reviews

Battistero di Cremona

Reviewed By ge0rgiana - Oakham, United Kingdom

The architect of this baptistry of St John anticipated the dome of Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence by two centuries. The construction was started in 1167 in the Romanesque style. Originally it had 4 doors but only the northern door remains open. This leads out onto the rather oddly named Piazza del Comune as, although the Comune building is present, it is the huge Duomo that dominates the area. Light in the baptistry comes in via a double series of twin lancet windows and the lantern in the dome. There are balconies which are accessed, but not by the public, via steps inside the walls. The two doorways are cleverly concealed. The huge octagonal basin is in the centre on a slab of marble and there is a 14th century crucifix, an altar to St Biagio and an altar with a 17th century wooden sculpture of the Madonna. There is a small entrance fee but it was well worth it, the guide was cheerfully informative.

9. Negozio Sperlari

Via Solferino 25, 26100 Cremona, Italy +39 0372 22346
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 138 reviews

Negozio Sperlari

Reviewed By Manuela D - Cremona, Italy

I'll never forget the smell of sugar and spices that waft in the shop! It reminds me of childhood memories waiting for Santa on Christmas eve.....but in this shop ,it's Christmas all year round.In fact, besides the traditional nougat and mostarda, you can buy_and taste _hand made bonbons and chocolates, crunchy or spongy cakes and multi-flavoured candy. Scrumptious!

10. Rocca Sforzesca

P. Zza Prof. Enea Ferrari, 26029 Soncino, Italy +39 0374 83188
Excellent
42%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
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4.5 based on 398 reviews

Rocca Sforzesca

Reviewed By TCRio - Rio de Janeiro, RJ

It's a very beautiful castle.
Soncino is a small town with still not explored by international tourism so this place is not overcrowded with throngs of tourists. In this place you can really the medieval atmosphere and the history of the Duke of Sforza. There are some city walls and a defensive channel near the castle too.
It's definitely worth a visit if you're traveling through Lombardy by car.

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