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Torrone Festival in Cremona

From October 16th to 18th, nine days in Cremona to celebrate Torrone

16 Oct 2020 - 18 Oct 2020 Lombardia -Cremona  Festival | Folklore/Traditions | Food/Wine

Cremona is the home of torrone, the dessert created for the wedding feast of Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti.

From October 16th to 18th, 2020 the historic centre of Cremona hosts dozens of food stands where it is possible to taste torrone in all of its varieties: chocolate, pistachio, gelato, coffee, limoncello and so on. Unique recipes made with high-quality natural ingredients.

On Sunday October 18th, the highlight of the festival is the re-enactment of the wedding between Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti celebrated in 1441.  The parade is featuring over 150 historic characters wearing Renaissance costumes; flag throwers, drums players, ladies and knights, archers and jesters walk through the streets of Cremona, from Largo Bocacinno to Piazza del Comune, where the reenactment of the wedding of Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti takes place.

This 9 days’ celebration is attracting every year over 250.000 visitors.

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