Welcome to our selection of holiday homes to rent in Cremona, Italy.
Cremona is a city, which is located in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy. Milan is the capital of the region, and it is the capital of its province, which has the same name. The city itself is situated on the left hand bank of the Po River, which in turn is located in the middle of the Po Valley. The province as a whole sits on the Padana Plain, which means in general the whole area is pretty much flat.
As with most Italian towns and cities, it has a rich culture and many interesting buildings and sights to visit. The city is home to a stunning Romanesque-Gothic inspired cathedral, Duomo di Cremona, which has become one of the most notable sights in all of northern Italy. Its bell tower is the famous Torrazzo, which is the third tallest brick built bell tower in the world and it stands at an impressive 343 feet. The city is home to another nine religious sites, such as the San Sigismondo monastery and San Michele church.
There are a number of other buildings, which are worth a visit, such as the 16th century Palazzo Affaitati, which now houses a public library, civic museum, art gallery and the Archaeological Collection, as well as the Stradivari Museum. Teatro Ponchielli is the city’s main theatre and was named after the composer Amilcare Ponchielli (1834 - 1886). Cremona is famous for its violin making, which started back in the 16th century by the man who is generally considered to be the inventor of the musical stringed instrument, Andrea Amati.
The main town square (Piazza del Comune) is the highest point of the city. The square is home to the 11th century cathedral (as per the above), municipal chambers, tourist information centre and it is where the local market is held each Saturday. There are walk/cycling routes along the Po River that can take you all the way to Busseto; along the way there are a number of popular restaurants, where you can refuel yourself or simply stop and enjoy the scenery.
Like in most of Italy, there is a wealth of dishes to choose from and some of the local specialties here include Tortelli, which comes from a peasant background and the local variety of risotto. The main course here usually involves goose, duck or pork and of course do not forget to try Provolone Cheese, which is local to the area.
Looking for self catering holiday accommodation in Cremona? Then below is a selection of Apartments in Cremona and villas in Cremona that can be rented direct from their owners. You can either click on each listing for further details or you can use our search engine on the left if you are looking for something in particular.