Cremona, Italy makes for a great day trip from Milan. Located just an hour southeast of the city, it is easily accessible and offers a wide range of things to see and do.

The top things to do on a day trip to Cremona include the following:

– Visit the Stradivari violin makers and museum.

– Go to the Cremona cathedral in the large square in the town center. The cathedral is Romano-Gothic in design as a result of changing styles over the years of its construction. Don’t miss the famous bell tower, which is 111 meters tall and has a zodiac clock on the front.

– Pick up some gelato or hot chocolate from Grom, a great gelateria in Cremona.

– Take in the city’s beautiful historic architecture. A walk through the streets and piazzas will have you marveling at the centuries of design.