Cremona is a city located in Lombardy, in the North Italy. Cremona is a quiet provincial capital that is worth a visit at any time of the year. Among the things to do in Cremona there are a visit to the Cathedral with its beautifully frescoes, the Museum of the Stradivari Violin, the “Torrazzo“- that is the bell tower symbol of Cremona – and an exceptional cuisine and a well-kept historical center.
But every year in november there is an additional reason to go to Cremona with the family: the “Nougat Festival” (in italian “Festa del Torrone“). In fact every year the city celebrates the festival of nougat becomes very “sweet” and planty of interesting events. During the “Torrone Sweet Festival” the streets of Old Town are filled with stalls and the nougat all its forms is exposed, tasted and sold by a large crowd.
In Cremona has been organized many initiatives for everyone: guided tour of the city, workshops, street artists, music and there are many activities for kids. The bars and restaurants of Cremona complete the picture, offering special menu with nougat as the main ingredient to make the trip not only sweet and tasty but also suitable for the family.
To make it even more beautiful during this festival shop windows are already decorated for Christmas and the colored lights that illuminate the streets and monuments as soon as night falls .
In short, a very special period to visit Cremona! 🙂
Practical information for visiting Cremona and the “Festa del Torrone” (Torrone Sweet Festival) with children
What to do with kids in Cremona during the Torrone Sweet Festival
There are many things to do in Cremona during the Festival named “Festa del Torrone“: laboratories , creations and tours , but also the puppets will be working to make magical Children’s Day came to the party with their parents .
For all the updated information please check on the official website of the event schedules and activities .
For those traveling with small children I point out that on weekends there is’ really a lot of people , you may visit the fair in the morning and dedicate yourself to the surroundings in the afternoon.
How to get to Cremona for Nougat Festival
Cremona is in Lombardy, in the North of Italy. It takes 1 hour drive from Milan to Cremona and more or less the same time from Bergamo to Cremona. If you’re driving on the feast remember the old town and the adjoining streets are closed to traffic , so you have to look for parking outside .
You can also get Cremona by public transportation: Cremona is well connected with Milan and Bergamo train station. From the train station to Cremona city center is about ten minutes by walk. Discounts are also dedicated to those who use public transport, but check the website of the festival .
Italy Food Festival: When is the Nougat Festival of Cremona
In 2015 the Nougat Festival takes place from 21 to 29 of November but there is a sort of preview on October 24 and 25.
Things to do in Cremona
If you are going to visit Cremona outside the Festival period do not be afraid, there are so many things to see and taste in this city that you can’t get bored!
Do not miss over the Duomo and the climb to the “Torrazzo” , and visit also the Stradivari Museum, one of the place to be if you love the violin and the music.
From the gastronomic point of view Cremona has a excellent cuisine, as well as nougat you can try mustard and sausage. All good reasons to get here!
What to do not far from Cremona
Soncino is a small town with a beautiful castle and a well-kept old town and it’s very cose to Cremona. From Cremona there are three beautiful cities that you can visit: Milan, Bergamo and Pavia. If you follow the links you can find more information.