Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Cremona, an Italian town, capital of the province of Cremona in Lombardy, on the N. bank of the Po, 46 miles S.E. of Milan. The town is well built and is surrounded by walls and ditches. Its churches have many paintings and frescoes, and the ancient cathedral is highly decorated. A thirteenth-century tower, the Torazzo, near the cathedral is 396 feet high, and commands a fine view. The town has a considerable river trade, and manufactures cotton, silks, porcelain, and earthenware. It was formerly noted for its violins.