Just 26 kilometres west of the Cremona racetrack lies the city of the same name, known for its tradition in violin making. Names such as Stradivari, Amati and Guarneri made the city famous. In the charming old town of Cremona, you will find many small restaurants and bars in picturesque squares. The buildings in the Piazza del Comune date mainly from the 13th to 14th centuries.
The circuit is located in the centre of the Po Valley, named after Italy's largest river, the Po. It rises in the mountains of Piedmont and flows east through a 400-kilometre-long lowland plain where it flows into the Adriatic Sea. The Alps lie to the north of the Po plain and the Apennines to the south. It has always been one of the most fertile and populous regions of Italy. Sugar beet, maize, wheat and above all wine are cultivated. During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, a brilliant urban culture developed in the Po Valley. -Cities such as Bologna, Milan, Mantua, Cremona or Parma are just a few of the names that lie in the immediate vicinity of the race track and invite you to explore them. Behind them are city republics where science, architecture, painting and music flourished.
Those who choose to stay in Cremona will benefit from the city's diverse art and cultural scene. An exciting visit to the city's museums, a relaxed shopping trip or strolls along the banks of the Po: Cremona is a multi-faceted place for the whole family.
However, Cremona is also famous for a culinary speciality: the Torrone Classico, this sweet nougat speciality enriched with hazelnuts is not to be missed. Another tradition of this region is the production of "mostarda" - mustard fruit. Mostarda from Cremona contains large pieces of cut fruit, mostarda from Vicenza, for example, consists of white mustard and fruit (quince is an essential ingredient) and mostarda from Mantua also consists of apples - the Campanina apple variety - and mustard, but in this case the fruit is left in one piece.