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Cremona is located in the Lombardy Region of Italy. As the capital of the Province with the same name, Cremona is based on the left bank of the Po River in the middle of the Po Valley. The first mention of the Cremona area comes from Ancient times, when it was the location of a Cenomani settlement, part of the Celtic tribes established in the region in 400 BC. The population in Cremona reaches approximately 72,270 inhabitants.
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The Cathedral of Cremona and the Baptistery are the main religious monuments of the city. The Romanesque style combined with Gothic elements is the one that attracts attention to the two constructions, which stand out in architectural beauty as a result. The Cathedral is dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. Its bell tower, the Torrazzo (completed in 1309, at 112.7 meters), is a symbol of the city.
Museo Civico Ala Ponzone is the main venue for cultural development in Cremona and it is dedicated to the collections of Giuseppe Sigismondo Ala Ponzone. Housed in the 16th century Palazzo Affaitai, the museum was started since then at the initiative of the Marquess and was defined for public usage in 1842 when its legacy was left to the community. Paintings and sculpture collections have been revealed and have been improved over the years with paintings from some of the old churches of the city which have been closed.
Loggia dei Militi or the Soldiers' Loggia is located in Cremona. It is one of the landmark constructions that can be found in the area, due to the fact that it is part of the historical heritage of the city, being built in 1292, according to the inscription on the facade. It functioned as the seat of the local Soldiers' Society.
Teatro Comunale Ponchielli was initially built in Cremona in 1747 and has had several names over the years until being called what it is today in 1896. The original auditorium, shaped as a horse-shoe, was improved in 1989 with the addition of three box tires and of two galleries.