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Cremona: City of art and music in Italian

1. Cremona: City of art and music in Italian

Discover the history of Cremona on a guided walking tour of the city center. Admire the city's main monuments, including the Cathedral, the octagonal Baptistery, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. The group tour starts at the Cremona Tourist Office. Begin your tour at the Cathedral, which adorns the majestic medieval square. Admire the octagonal Baptistery, the tallest brick bell tower in Europe, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. Enter the Cathedral, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Po Valley," and admire its beautiful 16th-century frescoes. Visit the interior of the Town Hall and its monumental rooms. Continue to the Roman road from the 1st century BC. Learn about the tradition of Cremonese lutherie, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cremona private city tour with licensed tour guide

2. Cremona private city tour with licensed tour guide

The guided tour of Cremona will take you to discover the historic center where there are its most important monuments. We start by visiting the Church of Sant 'Agostino in Lombard Gothic style which was remodeled in the 1500s and which contains the beautiful Altarpiece by Perugino and a series of marble statues. A few steps away we can admire the house where the most illustrious citizen of Cremona lived with his first wife in the 1600s, the famous luthier Antonio Stradivari, famous throughout the world for his violins and their unique sound; for this Cremona dedicated a statue to him in front of the house. Walking through the alleys of the historic center, we will visit the most beautiful square of the town, Piazza del Comune, where the most important and historical civil and religious buildings are concentrated, starting from the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with the beautiful facade in white Carrara marble and Verona red, a large rose window, a two-storey loggia and two lions at the base of the columns that amaze visitors; visiting the interior of the church we will notice the very high ceiling, the Great Cross from the altar in gold and silver and the rich series of precious frescoes that gave the church the nickname of the Sistine Chapel of the Po Valley. On one side of the Cathedral stands the Torrazzo, the highest bell tower in Europe with its 112 meters and built entirely of brick, which has become the symbol of Cremona with its large astronomical clock set and the golden sphere placed on the top where it is preserved a piece of the Cross of Jesus and other relics. The guided tour continues by visiting the Baptistery with an octagonal plan dating back to 1100 and the medieval Town Hall which has been used for over 800 years; we will visit the violin room, the Consulta room and the paintings room and from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Duomo and Torrazzo. Before leaving the square we pause on the Loggia dei Militi, one of the historic buildings of the town and head towards the places where the ancient pastry shops are located such as Sperlari and Vergari where the famous Cremonese nougat originates, in addition to the chocolate, jams and mustards typical of the area; among the alleys we also find the lutherie shops, there are about 150, where still today violins, stringed instruments and strings are made. We end the tour with an external visit to the Violin Museum where you can see Stradivarius violins and listen to reproductions of great concerts.

Cremona: private half day city tour

3. Cremona: private half day city tour

Meet your guide in the core of city: the Cathedral Square. (if you are staying in a city centre hotel we can meet there too) The guide will introduce you at the history of Cremona and she will lead you exploring the most wonderful monuments of the city centre. You will visit the Cremona Cathedral and its its breathtaking renaissance frescos, making it the "Sistine Chapel of the Northern Italy". You will explore the main square and you will discover the secrets of the Torrazzo, the highest medieval bricks bell-tower in Europe with an incredible ancient astronomical clock. Deepen the Violin Making Tradition of Cremona, the guide will tell you about Stradivari, the greatest violin maker of all times and about the hundred modern workshops making Cremona the capital of the classical violin making tradition. Visit the Violin Museum where you will have the chance to know how a Cremona Violin is made. Then enjoy the view of the stunning ancient violins owned by the city of Cremona. The tour ends in the city centre, you will have the chance to go for souvenirs or local products, the guide will help you!

Cremona: city tour with local products tasting

4. Cremona: city tour with local products tasting

Meet your guide in the core of city: the Cathedral Square. The guide will introduce you at the history of Cremona and she will lead you exploring the most wonderful monuments of the city centre. You will visit the Cremona Cathedral and its its breathtaking renaissance frescos, making it the "Sistine Chapel of the Northern Italy". You will explore the main square and you will discover the secrets of the Torrazzo, the highest medieval bricks bell-tower in Europe with an incredible ancient astronomical clock. Deepen the Violin Making Tradition of Cremona, the guide will tell you about Stradivari, the greatest violin maker of all times and about the hundred modern workshops making Cremona the capital of the classical violin making tradition. Enjoy a tasting of local products: Torrone sweet, Cremona Salami, Grana Padano cheese and local Mostarda. The tour ends in the city centre, you will have the chance to go for souvenirs or local products, the guide will help you!

Cremona: City of art and music

5. Cremona: City of art and music

Discover the history of Cremona on a guided walking tour of the city center. Admire the city's main monuments, including the Cathedral, the octagonal Baptistery, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. The group tour starts at the Cremona Tourist Office. Begin your tour at the Cathedral, which adorns the majestic medieval square. Admire the octagonal Baptistery, the tallest brick bell tower in Europe, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. Enter the Cathedral, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Po Valley," and admire its beautiful 16th-century frescoes. Visit the interior of the Town Hall and its monumental rooms. Continue to the Roman road from the 1st century BC. Learn about the tradition of Cremonese lutherie, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cremona

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Cremona: City of art and music in Italian

Cremona: City of art and music in Italian

Discover the history of Cremona on a guided walking tour of the city center. Admire the city's main monuments, including the Cathedral, the octagonal Baptistery, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. The group tour starts at the Cremona Tourist Office. Begin your tour at the Cathedral, which adorns the majestic medieval square. Admire the octagonal Baptistery, the tallest brick bell tower in Europe, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. Enter the Cathedral, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Po Valley," and admire its beautiful 16th-century frescoes. Visit the interior of the Town Hall and its monumental rooms. Continue to the Roman road from the 1st century BC. Learn about the tradition of Cremonese lutherie, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Cremona private city tour with licensed tour guide

Cremona private city tour with licensed tour guide

The guided tour of Cremona will take you to discover the historic center where there are its most important monuments. We start by visiting the Church of Sant 'Agostino in Lombard Gothic style which was remodeled in the 1500s and which contains the beautiful Altarpiece by Perugino and a series of marble statues. A few steps away we can admire the house where the most illustrious citizen of Cremona lived with his first wife in the 1600s, the famous luthier Antonio Stradivari, famous throughout the world for his violins and their unique sound; for this Cremona dedicated a statue to him in front of the house. Walking through the alleys of the historic center, we will visit the most beautiful square of the town, Piazza del Comune, where the most important and historical civil and religious buildings are concentrated, starting from the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta with the beautiful facade in white Carrara marble and Verona red, a large rose window, a two-storey loggia and two lions at the base of the columns that amaze visitors; visiting the interior of the church we will notice the very high ceiling, the Great Cross from the altar in gold and silver and the rich series of precious frescoes that gave the church the nickname of the Sistine Chapel of the Po Valley. On one side of the Cathedral stands the Torrazzo, the highest bell tower in Europe with its 112 meters and built entirely of brick, which has become the symbol of Cremona with its large astronomical clock set and the golden sphere placed on the top where it is preserved a piece of the Cross of Jesus and other relics. The guided tour continues by visiting the Baptistery with an octagonal plan dating back to 1100 and the medieval Town Hall which has been used for over 800 years; we will visit the violin room, the Consulta room and the paintings room and from which you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Duomo and Torrazzo. Before leaving the square we pause on the Loggia dei Militi, one of the historic buildings of the town and head towards the places where the ancient pastry shops are located such as Sperlari and Vergari where the famous Cremonese nougat originates, in addition to the chocolate, jams and mustards typical of the area; among the alleys we also find the lutherie shops, there are about 150, where still today violins, stringed instruments and strings are made. We end the tour with an external visit to the Violin Museum where you can see Stradivarius violins and listen to reproductions of great concerts.

Cremona: private half day city tour

Cremona: private half day city tour

Meet your guide in the core of city: the Cathedral Square. (if you are staying in a city centre hotel we can meet there too) The guide will introduce you at the history of Cremona and she will lead you exploring the most wonderful monuments of the city centre. You will visit the Cremona Cathedral and its its breathtaking renaissance frescos, making it the "Sistine Chapel of the Northern Italy". You will explore the main square and you will discover the secrets of the Torrazzo, the highest medieval bricks bell-tower in Europe with an incredible ancient astronomical clock. Deepen the Violin Making Tradition of Cremona, the guide will tell you about Stradivari, the greatest violin maker of all times and about the hundred modern workshops making Cremona the capital of the classical violin making tradition. Visit the Violin Museum where you will have the chance to know how a Cremona Violin is made. Then enjoy the view of the stunning ancient violins owned by the city of Cremona. The tour ends in the city centre, you will have the chance to go for souvenirs or local products, the guide will help you!

Cremona: city tour with local products tasting

Cremona: city tour with local products tasting

Meet your guide in the core of city: the Cathedral Square. The guide will introduce you at the history of Cremona and she will lead you exploring the most wonderful monuments of the city centre. You will visit the Cremona Cathedral and its its breathtaking renaissance frescos, making it the "Sistine Chapel of the Northern Italy". You will explore the main square and you will discover the secrets of the Torrazzo, the highest medieval bricks bell-tower in Europe with an incredible ancient astronomical clock. Deepen the Violin Making Tradition of Cremona, the guide will tell you about Stradivari, the greatest violin maker of all times and about the hundred modern workshops making Cremona the capital of the classical violin making tradition. Enjoy a tasting of local products: Torrone sweet, Cremona Salami, Grana Padano cheese and local Mostarda. The tour ends in the city centre, you will have the chance to go for souvenirs or local products, the guide will help you!

Cremona: City of art and music

Cremona: City of art and music

Discover the history of Cremona on a guided walking tour of the city center. Admire the city's main monuments, including the Cathedral, the octagonal Baptistery, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. The group tour starts at the Cremona Tourist Office. Begin your tour at the Cathedral, which adorns the majestic medieval square. Admire the octagonal Baptistery, the tallest brick bell tower in Europe, the Torrazzo, the Town Hall, and the Loggia dei Militi. Enter the Cathedral, known as the "Sistine Chapel of the Po Valley," and admire its beautiful 16th-century frescoes. Visit the interior of the Town Hall and its monumental rooms. Continue to the Roman road from the 1st century BC. Learn about the tradition of Cremonese lutherie, a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.

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Susanna’s half-day tour around Cremona was an absolute dream. Her commentary relates everyday sights and scenes to interesting contexts that give her tour guests little, intimate connections with new or renewed places, and her conversations draw people from diverse backgrounds into their tour environments. We would take a tour with Susanna anywhere she is guiding one!!