Many years ago we discovered Cremona quite by chance.
Many years ago we discovered Cremona quite by chance. Driving up from France and on to Austria, night fell I we decided to make a break. Cremona was the next city, we drove in, found a hotel (Ibis), stayed there the night and next morning explored the city. What a pleasant surprise. Aside from the relative scarcity of visitors, and the excellent value for money of our hotel, we discovered a jewel of medieval town, and as result extended our stay. Even though Cremona lies just a few Kms off the main highway linking northern Europe via the Brenner Autoroute to the Mediterranean, one would have expected that it would be over crowded with tourists. This seems not to be the case. Most cars zoom by, not realizing what jewel of a city they are missing. Since then, and on our way to the coast, we routinely made a stopover. Unfortunately, the Ibis Hotel closed its doors only recently. We intend to continue our visits, albeit need to find a replacement for the stay over.