A journey into the past to discover the Roman origins of Cremona
The deconsecrated basilica of San Lorenzo houses the Archaeological Museum which contains material from the Roman period that emerged in Cremona from the nineteenth century until the recent excavation of Piazza Marconi. Inside the museum an interesting thematic itinerary reveals the image of the Roman city, with a deepening of various aspects related to public space, private space and the necropolis.
Leaving the museum we walk to Corso Matteotti, ideally along what was the Roman decumanus to get to the paved road of Via Solferino where you can observe upclose two important remains of cardo and decumano streets at approx. 4 feet from street level. The walk continues to Piazza Stradivari through the area of the Roman forum and to Piazza Marconi, to see the remains of a beautiful domus (I Century BC - I century AD) testifying to the presence in the area of a residential luxury area.
archaeological museum - paved road - archaeological excavation of a roman villa
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cremona, Archaeological Museum, Via S. Lorenzo 4
End location: Cremona, Piazza Marconi
Duration: 2 hours
The price includes the guided tour (2 hours) and the admission to the archaeological sites with the exception of the museum.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
3 Euro - Admission fee to the Archaeological Museum
Admission ticket to the Archaeological Museum.
Any food or beverage will be at your own expense.
Transportation is extra if required.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language - only English, French and Italian.