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Soncino

Rye and canals surround the red brick walls: this is Soncino, a walled village and an oasis of Renaissance beauty in the countryside.

Where
Piazza prof. Ferrari, Soncino (CR)
Contacts
+39 0374 83188
Official site

The grandeur of the walls is the first thing visitors notice as they arrive in Soncino (CR). It is the main characteristic of the village.

It already appeared in a fifteenth century drawing and appears well defended by the walls and the fortress in the middle of the Lombardian plains. Restricting the village, they have preserved the old urban layout, standing tall in the countryside stretching over 2km with a series of towers and bastions and three gates. There is no better way to complement a visit than to take a tour of the residence of the Stampa family which was built in 1473 but readapted in the 16th century.

But the rest of the village is also waiting be discovered, with its palaces, churches, courtyards and ancient cloisters. The former Meroni spinning mill stands out, with its eclectic architecture and its high brick chimney looming over the walls, and the Azzanelli palace (from the second half of the 15th century) built by a merchant family enriched with the trade of Pannilana. In the village square there are the municipal buildings: the civic tower, the Palazzo del Podestà, the Palazzo Nuovo and the tower of the hours with the automata, the "matei". Among the most important monuments should not be forgotten the House of printers that collects memories of the ancient Jewish printers and preserves the first complete edition of the Bible (1488).

Outside the walls stands the church of Santa Maria delle Grazie, the result of the patronage of the Sforza and the Press, which contains many art treasures and bucolic visions.

In short, in a place of ancient marshes, Soncino tries to survive the destruction of the countryside, keeping together its proud features of a walled city and an oasis of beauty. Rye, tree-lined canals, ships continue to surround the bright red of the walls even if the Jewish printers have left.

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Places

Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria

  • Art & Culture
Civic Archaeological Museum Aquaria
1 mt

The Sforza Fortress in Soncino

The best-maintained castle in Lombardy
  • Art & Culture
The Sforza Fortress in Soncino
2 mt

The Silk Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Silk Museum
69 mt

San Giacomo Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giacomo Church
240 mt

Santa Maria Assunta Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria Assunta Church
330 mt

The Printing Museum

  • Art & Culture
The Printing Museum
381 mt

Santa Maria delle Grazie Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria delle Grazie Church
503 mt

Santa Maria della Neve Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria della Neve Church
2.36 km

Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church

  • Art & Culture
Santa Maria in Bressanoro Church
12.75 km

Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary

  • Religious Tourism
Santa Maria della Croce Sanctuary
13.83 km

San Giuseppe Church

  • Art & Culture
San Giuseppe Church
14.05 km

Isso Tower

  • Art & Culture
Isso Tower
14.14 km

Trinity Church

  • Art & Culture
Trinity Church
14.22 km

Ss. Giacomo and Filippo Church

  • Art & Culture
Ss. Giacomo and Filippo Church
14.25 km

Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Archaeological Museum
14.26 km

The Crib Church

  • Art & Culture
The Crib Church
14.32 km

Saint Rocco Church

  • Art & Culture
Saint Rocco Church
14.49 km

Terni de Gregory Palace

  • Art & Culture
 Terni de Gregory Palace
14.68 km

The Museum of Crema and Crema’s area

  • Art & Culture
Museo civico di Crema e Cremasco
14.68 km

Organ-Making Museum

At Crema's Museum two rooms dedicated to the art of making organs. Discovering Crema's tradition.
  • Art & Culture
Organ-Making Museum
14.68 km

Where to sleep

MOLINO ANTICO

Soncino
MOLINO ANTICO
538 mt

PEDALI E PETALI BED AND BIKE B&B

Soncino
PEDALI E PETALI BED AND BIKE B&B
538 mt

UP B&B

Offanengo
UP B&B
10.06 km

B&B FAMILY HOME

Soresina
B&B FAMILY HOME
12.22 km

HOTEL SORESINA

Soresina
HOTEL SORESINA
12.75 km

RESIDENCE ANNA

Madignano
RESIDENCE ANNA
12.89 km

HOTEL ARPINI

Casale Cremasco-Vidolasco
HOTEL ARPINI
13 km

ANTICA HOSTELLERIA DI SAN BERNARDINO

Crema
ANTICA HOSTELLERIA DI SAN BERNARDINO
13.05 km

ESCONDIDO

Soresina
ESCONDIDO
13.42 km

HOTEL VECCHIO CASELLO

Castelleone
HOTEL VECCHIO CASELLO
13.85 km

PONTE DI RIALTO

Crema
PONTE DI RIALTO
14.24 km

AGRITURISMO CORTE DEI SEMPLICI

Bordolano
AGRITURISMO CORTE DEI SEMPLICI
14.42 km

MARCOMIN OMBRETTA

Crema
MARCOMIN OMBRETTA
14.5 km

PARK HOTEL RESIDENCE

Crema
PARK HOTEL RESIDENCE
14.53 km

SENZA PENSIERI VIA VIVIANI

Crema
SENZA PENSIERI VIA VIVIANI
14.74 km

ILTORRAZZO

Crema
ILTORRAZZO
14.85 km

RELAIS VIMERCATI

Crema
RELAIS VIMERCATI
14.95 km