Province of Cremona

Predominantly flat territory, rich in waterways, immersed in river valleys, natural parks (among the most evocative of the Peninsula), and crossed by the great river Po. It is the province of Cremona, in the Lombardy region, undisputed homeland of nougat (sweet typical) and violins: the capital of Cremona and the entire province of Cremona are in fact the center of world violin making. Walking through the narrow streets of the main historical centers of the province, it will be possible to get lost among the many workshops of violin makers who from the second half of the sixteenth century have made the cremasco territory the main artisan pole for the manufacture of violins. And in the territory of Cremona have also seen the birth of some of the best known violin makers of all time, such as Nicola Amati and Antonio Stradivari. But the province of Cremona is not only irresistible sweets and "fine arts". There are in fact numerous tourist attractions for adults and children: nature excursions, climbing, horseback riding, hang-gliding flights in one of the many natural parks in the area are just some of the "outdoor" activities that will be possible share in this enchanting alpine territory. Among the main natural parks, the Adda Park; Oglio Park and Serio Park. The province of Cremona comprises a total of 115 municipalities: one of the main ones is the homonymous capital of the province but also the municipality of Crema, one of the most populous in the province; the municipality of Soncino, home of the first printing press in Italy and where stands the imposing medieval castle perfectly preserved; the town of Pizzighettone, one of the best preserved fortified towns in the region and the town of Pandino, an agricultural village that has remained unchanged for centuries and dominates the majestic Visconti Castle. On the characteristics of the territory, the province of Cremona has a total area of ​​about 2 thousand km² and borders to the north with the provinces of Milan and Brescia, to the east with the province of Mantua and Sondrio and to the south with the Emilia Romagna region.

Cremona

Cremona (Source: no visa nina fly - CC BY SA 2.0)

How to reach the province of Cremona

By car

Numerous and functional are the motorway arteries and the ring roads present in the province of Cremona, which connect the provincial capital and the main localities of the area with the nearby cities of Milan and Brescia in Lombardy but also with the main towns of Italy such as Turin, Venice, Rome and Florence. Among the main highways that cross the territory of Cremona, the famous Autostrada A1 ("Autostrada del Sole") and the A21 motorway linking Cremona to the cities of Turin, Asti, Piacenza and Brescia. Among the main arteries also the SP10 provincial road that connects the territory of Cremasco and Lombardy to the regions of Piedmont, Emilia Romagna and Veneto. Furthermore, it should be noted that the main localities in Lombardy as the capital of Cremona established the ZTL within its historical center. To avoid long waits in the access passages for cars are available parking lots of interchange with public transport, or through the rental service with driver (NCC) offered by Bravodriver.com , which will allow you to easily reach the province of Cremasca by car through profiled drivers and vehicles suitable to meet every need.

By plane

The province of Cremona does not have an airport stop a short distance away. In fact, the nearest airport lies in Emilia Romagna, in the Parma area, about 65 km ("G. Verdi" airport). Greater, however, the distance with the airport of Milan-Linate, which is about 70 km from the capital of Cremona and with that of Bergamo "Orio al Serio" about 80 km. The presence of the three international airports guarantees direct connections not only with the main Italian destinations (Alghero, Bari, Brindisi, Cagliari, Catania, Crotone, Lamezia Terme, Palermo, Pescara, Trapani, Naples and Rome), but also with the most renowned capitals European companies through low-cost airlines.

By train or bus

The entire province of Cremona, located in a strategic position in the Lombardy region, is served by a dense railway network that offers regional, national (Turin, Venice, Florence, Rome and Naples) and international connections, even with "high-speed" routes ". The main hub lies in the capital: from Cremona, in fact, daily trains run by Trenitalia that connect the provincial capital with the stations of Milan-Central (about 70 minutes) and Brescia (about 60 minutes) leave every day. To find timetables, destinations and promotions, it is advisable to visit the website of the transport company, where it will also be possible to buy the ticket. To reach the province of Cremona by bus, it is possible to use the transport service offered by many private companies of extra-urban buses. Most buses that depart service and arrive from the bus station of Cremona (Via Solferino). From the bus station, the Saia and Star companies offer connections to all the towns in the province and to the main cities in Lombardy such as Milan and Brescia.

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