Road of Cremonese Food in the Land of Stradivari

Road of Cremonese Food in the Land of Stradivari

Strada Cremona (logo)Road of Cremonese Food in the Land of Stradivari

Immersed in the Pò valley, the province of Cremona is a borderland area between Lombardy and Emilia Romagna. This rich agricultural land offers visitors seeking particular tourist attractions countless treasures: churches, villas, castles and parish churches scattered in the main urban centres and in the peace and quiet of the countryside. The main town of the province is Cremona and the highlights of the old city centre are the beautifully preser­ved Cathedral, Baptistry, the Loggia dei Militi, the Torazzo and the Palazzo Comunale. An important cultural centre, every year it hosts important art exhibitions in the Museo Civico Ala Ponzone. Cremona is also the birthplace of Stradivari and is famous for its violin-making tradition. Today, it is still possible to visit the artisan workshops specialised in the crafting of string instruments. The Cremona territory, lying between the Po and Oglio rivers, offers beautiful artistic attractions. Villa Manfredi, built by Voghera on a pre-existing fortress, is located in Cicognolo. Torre De’ Picenardi boasts the eighteenth-century Villa Sommi-Picenardi while the Gonzaga-style square of Isola Dovarese preserves its original Renaissance layout. Piadena houses an important archeological museum with a rich collection of findings on ancient civilisations and cultures of the Po Plain. Instead, at Casteldidone we find Villa Mina della Scala. Also worth a visit is Casalmaggiore, with its Museo del Bijou and the Santuario della Madonna della Fontana, and Crema whose urban layout and numerous churches and palatial buildings testify to its glorious past. Of particular interest are the Duomo and the singular decoration of the façade, the fifteenth-century Basilica di Santa Maria della Croce and the spectacular Palazzo Terni-Bondenti. Pizzighet­tone, a fortified hamlet on the Adda River, preserves an impressive 2 km curtain wall, confirming its strategic role in the past. The main attractions at Soncino, a military fortress on the Oglio River, are the Sforza-era fortress with imposing angular towers, the Parish Church of Santa Maria Assunta and the Museum of Printing. Finally, we recommend visiting the Castello visconteo di Pandino, featuring an almost perfectly preserved architectural structure. The Cremona area attracts visitors not only thanks to its cultural and artistic heritage but also because its offers unique hospitality to the most demanding gourmet travellers who are able

to savour the true flavours of good food here.

  • Agriturismi 11.9%
  • Ristoranti 22.7%
  • Produttori 30.9%
  • Comuni 7.14%
  • Hotel 5.95%
  • Enti e Associazioni 21.5%

TYPICAL PRODUCTS

Cheeses: Gorgonzola DOP, Grana Padano DOP, Provolone Valpadana DOP, Quartirolo Lombardo DOP, Taleggio DOP, Salva Cremasco DOP, Pannerone. Cured meats: Salame Cremona IGP, Cotechino cremonese vaniglia. other specialities: Conserva senapata, Cotognata, Mostarda di Cremona, Radici di Soncino.

TYPICAL DISHES

 

Marubini, Tortelli
cremaschi, Blisgòon di
Casalmaggiore (tortelli di
zucca), Gran Bollito
Cremonese, Bumbunéen
(biscotti), Baci di Cremona,
Bussolano di Soresina,
Spongarda di Crema,
Torrone di Cremona, Torta
Bertolina, Treccia d’Oro

 

EVENTS

CREMONA E PROVINCIA: Caseifici, salumifici, aziende agricole aperti (from May to October).Open house at farms,
dairies and cured meatproducing companies with guided visits, workshops and tastings. For the entire period,
restaurants and agritourism facilities propose tasting menus of Cremona typical products. Festival del Gusto: le quattro stagioni della Strada del Gusto Cremonese (all year round). Gourmet proposals and events linking local gastronomic traditions with the various  rivers in the area. Summer Flavours (June, July, August). Summer event promoting
the Casteldidone melon, freshwater fish and other agricultural produce. Autumn Flavours (November) Initiative focused on the rediscovery of traditional dishes linked to music. Gran Bollito Cremonese in Piazza – Il Piacere della Carne (November). A traditional appointment focusing on the preparation and tasting of various cuts of Cremonese boiled meats, obviously accompanied by Cremonese mostarda.

Contact and Social Road of Cremonese Food in the
Land of Stradivari

Road of Cremonese Food in the Land of Stradivari Piazza del Comune, 5 • 26100 Cremona Tel. 0372 406391 • Fax 0372 30027 info@stradadelgustocremonese.it – www.stradadelgustocremonese.it

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