Known as a musical destination, Cremona hit all the right notes. My friends and I embarked our way for the day here celebrating the end of our semester. As it turns out, the town was having their annual Fiesta Del Torrone. The streets were lined with markets selling various sumptuous nougats and musical performances with a stage set up in the middle of the square. There were youngters singing and dancing to songs from popular shows like Grease or Dirty Dancing. It was hard not to get into the groove of it all.
We were lucky with the weather because it was slightly warm in the sun. It made it easier for us to wander around especially since we were all hung over from a long night.
There was an all day festival with concerts and performances. If you ask me, the city center is the main attraction with its beautiful old architectures. You’ll find the Cremona Cathedral standing very tall in the middle of the square with a bell tower. It is a symbol of the city and is the tallest pre-modern tower in Italy. I adored the exterior of this Romanesque art style monuments. It’s something we don’t see at all in California. We climbed about 500 steps of Fiera Del Torrone. The cost was 5-7 euros but, it was worth it. At the very top, you get this view of the entire city. It was a bit foggy, although, the sun peaking through the clouds gave a nice touch of light. After the sun came down, the festival was in full swing. More people gathered around the square watching as the guest host talked on stage introducing the live performances. Being in that square made me feel like I was back in the olden days. You can feel the history base on the architecture and the whole set up.