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Cremona

The sound of Cremona.

Known as a musical destination, Cremona hit all the right notes. My friends and I embarked our way for the day in Cremona to celebrate 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 youngsters 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.

The sun warmed the air a little, so we could wander around more easily since we were all hungover from the previous night’s debauchery. There were concerts and performances held all day. My favorite part of the city center is its beautiful old architecture. In the middle of the square stands the Cremona Cathedral with its bell tower. It is the tallest pre-modern tower in Italy and is a symbol of the city. We decided to climb about 500 steps to get to Fiera Del Torrone. The trip cost 5-7 euros, but it was well worth it. From the top, you can see the whole city. Although it was foggy, the sun peaking through the clouds provided a nice touch of light. 

The festival was in full swing after the sun set. People gathered around the square to watch the guest host introduce the live performances. This square reminded me of the olden days. Based on the architecture and the whole setting, you can sense the history. 

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