Cremona: How to Get the Best Views
Video: Climbing the bell tower called Torrazzo for views of Medieval Cremona

Cremona is a fantastic town to visit in Lombardy. It's not too large that parking is a problem; you'll find spaces in lots and on the street. There is, of course. a train station as well.

To get this video we climed the Torrazzo, Europe's oldest surviving tower over 100 meters in height--it's 112.7 meters to its peak. Huffing up the steps (over 500 of them, beware!) we were glad to get to the top to film. The Torrazo is found in the city's impressive main square, the Piazza del Commune, and is adjacent to the Duomo.

Inside the Torrazo is the world's largest astronomical clock constructed in the late 1500s.

The Cathedral bell tower, or Torrazzo, is the second tallest brick tower in Europe and Europe's oldest surviving tower over 100 meters tall. It was completed in 1309 and is 112.7 meters, or 343.5, feet tall. The Torrazzo houses the world's largest astronomical clock. Start your tour of Cremona by climbing to the top of the tower (more than 500 steps) for magnificent views of the city and countryside beyond.

Cremona is the place to buy a stringed instrument, of course. You'll want to visit the workshops (atelier) of Cremona's famous liutai.

But if you want to get violin overdose, visit the Museo dol Violino in Cremona.

There is free wi-fi in the Piazza del Commune where this video takes place.

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