City of Cremona

Overlooking the banks of the river Po, on the border with Emilia Romagna, lies the delightful city of Cremona, the capital of the homonymous province of the Lombardy region. Historical place of incomparable beauty, Cremona is known in Italy and in the world for its torrone (typical dessert), Torrazzo (symbol of the city) and for the violins (the city has given birth, among others, to the masters Nicola Amati and Antonio Stradivari). Top quality violin making, tasty and tasty traditional dishes and the Torrazzo, a monument of the city, which stands in Piazza del Comune, are just some of the main attractions of this enchanting town between the banks of the great Po river and the Alpine peaks. Cremona is in fact much more than this. Among the streets of the city it will be possible to immerse yourself in splendid and monumental ancient churches (Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta), civic and contemporary museums (Violin Museum, Archaeological Museum and the Civic Museum of Natural History) and historical places of absolute artistic value like the famous Baptistery of San Giovanni. And there are also entertainment and entertainment activities in Cremona. Do not miss the local festivals and international events that alternate between the streets of the city. The main one is the Festa del Torrone, where the historic center comes alive for nine days between stands, themed events and the grand final prize and the Liuteria Olympics, which take place in the historic center every three years, between September and October.


Cremona (Source: Sem Shnaider - CC BY ND 2.0)

How to reach Cremona

The city of Cremona does not have an airport stop a short distance away. The nearest airport lies in Emilia Romagna, in the territory of Parma, about 65 km ("G. Verdi" airport). Greater, however, the distances with the airports of Milan-Linate, about 70 km and with the airport of Bergamo "Orio al Serio" about 80 km. Also provided efficient connections by train or bus. Reaching the center of Cremona is in fact easy for travelers coming from Italy or the main European locations.

On the train

The city of Cremona has a railway station from which Trenitalia regional trains depart daily to Milan Central (about 70 minutes) and Brescia (about 60 minutes). Also envisaged are high-speed routes with long-distance trains run by Trenitalia (Frecciarossa and Frecciargento) and ItaloTreno. For more information, consult the website of the transport companies.

By Bus

The city of Cremona is connected to many localities of the province thanks to a dense network of suburban buses that depart and arrive at the bus station (Via Postumia). The main connections with Cremona are directed to Brescia and Milan. From Brescia the "Saia" bus company operates daily connections. For Milan, however, recommended the bus service offered by the company "Star". In any case, to easily and quickly reach the center of Cremona, the recommended choice remains the rental service with driver offered by On our site the best drivers with a license of the territory.

By car

If you plan to spend a few days in the beautiful town of Cremona, the car is probably not the best choice. Much of the historical center is in fact forbidden to cars. Alternatively you can use the paid parking or use the car or bike sharing service offered by the Common Space and Choose by bike, compa. In any case, for those who want to drive to the city of Cremona from Milan, you need to take the A1 motorway to the junction with the A21 and continue until the exit of Castelvetro. Then continue on the SP10 up to the center of Cremona. From Brescia, however, take the A21 up to the exit of Cremona (about 50 km).