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  • At 111 metres high, Torrazzo offers a beautiful panorama of Cremone, the city of which it has become the symbol. This imposing crenellated tower is located in the Piazza del Comune, surrounded by the monuments of the medieval city. There is the typical octagonal-shaped baptistery and the cathedral, an example of Romano-Lombard architecture which boasts a wonderful series of fresco paintings on the ...
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  • Cremona is located at the heart of the Po valley on the banks of the river of the same name; it was founded as far back as the Roman era
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  • The Cremona Cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, is a vast Roman temple displaying Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements.
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  • The façade of the cathedral shows two kinds of smalls loggias, a rose window and a porch from the Gothic period, as well as a crowning which, with the portico, dates back to the 16th century
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  • Cremona handicraft is characterised by a large number of luthier shops, specialising in the production of stringed instruments
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Amy Adejokun
Amy Adejokun Expert destination Italy

At 111 metres high, Torrazzo offers a beautiful panorama of Cremone, the city of which it has become the symbol. This imposing crenellated tower is located in the Piazza del Comune, surrounded by the monuments of the medieval city. There is the typical octagonal-shaped baptistery and the cathedral, an example of Romano-Lombard architecture which boasts a wonderful series of fresco paintings on the walls of its central nave. Painted between 1514 and 1522, it is the work of artists such as Bembo, Boccaccino, Romanino and Pordenone. A city which is permeable to all forms of art, Cremone is famous throughout the world for its production of string instruments. The birth place of Stradivari, the Communal Palace has some of the most beautiful violins in the world.

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