AGI Da Pianengo, provincia di Cremona, l’idea, primi al mondo, di intitolare una piazza ai “morti e agli eroi del coronavirus”. Il progetto non solo diventerà presto realtà ma il 25 luglio, giorno in cui la memoria della pandemia diventerà un luogo di passeggio e incontro, anche altre due città nel mondo seguiranno l’esempio. “Tutto è nato alla fin...

Working in the shadow of the great masters, the violin-makers of Italy's Cremona are valiantly fighting a shrinking market and foreign competition as they seek perfection, one violin at a time.  The birthplace of Stradivarius, Cremona is a veritable laboratory for luthiers from all over the world, where violin workshops seem to be everywhere you lo...

International charity workers are breathing a sigh of relief as they pack up a field hospital in one of Italy's hardest hit regions — and head home as honorary citizens of the coronavirus-battered city. "I would definitely say it was a war," says Bev Kauffeldt, the Canadian team leader for Samaritan's Purse, an evangelical humanitarian organization...

Who has ever heard of “La tigre di Cremona” (Cremona’s tiger)? Well this is how is called one of the greatest Italian singers of all times: Mina Mazzini. And, this year, we celebrate her 80th birthday. Mina was born in 1940 in a small town close to Milan but, at the age of three, she and her family moved the most known Cremona. She appeared for the...

Aveva scritto alla mamma «Non ti lascio sola» prima di entrare in coma farmacologico. Le aveva scritto «Devo andare, non ti lascerò». Mattia, 18 anni, di Cremona, ha rispettato quella promessa: in queste ore si è svegliato ed è stato estubato. È ancora in terapia intensiva, dove è tenuto sotto osservazione, ma nelle prossime ore sarà trasferito. St...

De Ann Letourneau will be a small footnote in the history of the Earl Falmouth Stradivarius when she plays it this weekend. The $6.6 million violin has changed hands and stages countless times in the centuries since it was first fashioned. And its next appointment will be March 6 in the hands of the Las Vegas Philharmonic’s concertmaster at Festa S...

You don’t need to be a music expert to know the name “Stradivari”  (or Stradivarius, its latinized version). Along with his lesser known, but just as talented, Cremonese luthiers colleagues, Amati and Guarneri, he wrote a considerable piece of the history of music. Born around 1644, his family was old Cremona through and through, with deeds signed...

Torrone is a typical Christmas Italian treat, great symbol of the history of Italian cuisine. Festivals of local patrons and sagre are the right moments and places where you can find this traditional cake. Several types of torrone and different fillings attract great eaters but there are events entirely dedicated to this cake: one of the most famou...

We propose 10 good reasons to visit Cremona to help you plan a sojourn to this beautiful province. The city is easy to get around on foot, plus it is surrounded by a suggestive natural landscape and plenty of opportunities to taste its fine cuisine.  Start by visiting the Torrazzo, go to the top and admire the urban skyline from above. Afterwards h...

Taleggio is a cheese with ancient origins, from before the 10th century. Documents dating to the 1200s contain references to its trade and barter, together with other cheeses. Its name is taken from its area of origin, Val Taleggio, in the province of Bergamo, which covers an area of over 80 km2 on the orographic right side of the river Brembo. The...