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Torrone festival 15/10 al 18/10/2020

Cremona is the homeland of torrone, whose name seems to originate from the dessert that was created for the wedding banquet of Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti in 1441 and which reproduced the Torrazzo, the second highest bell tower in Italy (112 meters) and symbol of the city.

From 15 to 18 October 2020 the whole historic center is animated for 3 days by dozens of stands where you can taste the torrone in a thousand of different forms: from gourmet recipes to ice cream, from preparations with pistachios, chocolate, coffee, limoncello to savory recipes, and artisan torrone that is freshly prepared with natural ingredients of the highest quality.

On Sunday November 22nd, the re-enactment of the marriage of Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti takes place with an amazing procession of over 150 historical figures dressed in precious clothes inspired by the Renaissance era.

Flag wavers, drums, ladies and knights, archers and jesters will parade from Largo Boccaccino to Piazza del Comune where the most famous wedding in the history of Cremona will take place, followed by fireworks.

Since 2008, the “Golden Torrone”, a recognition that awards the people from Cremona who have distinguished themselves in the arts and culture, has been awarded. It was received in the past by the soubrette Roberta Lanfranchi, the actor Gian Marco Tognazzi, the dancer Carla Fracci, the footballer Gianluca Vialli, the journalist Beppe Severgnini, the Olympian Antonio Rossi, the rapper Frankie hi-nrg mc, and the comedian Enzo Iachetti .

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