Travel Blogs from Cremona
... for now I'll say simply that I am well, I'm making good progess and tonight I am sleeping with four other pilgrims - including a very special one - in parish accommodation in Medesano, not far out of the city of Fidenza.
Watch this space.
... going on. I loved the Italian cover band that managed a repertoire spanning Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi and Rage Against the Machine. All sung in a mix of English and Italian!
Wednesday we spent some more time in the city centre so we could go to the markets and some churches. The fresh produce markets that Franci and his father used to go to have closed down and in the cittadel, the covered markets which were once bustling and full are now run ...
... we skipped the antipasti plate, instead we went straight for more tortelli, this time a mix of a pumpkin tortelli (a modern variation) and a traditional wild nettle variety. These were served without a sauce and I was informed weren't nearly as good as the ones the day before as the pasta was thicker. The pumpkin was lovely but the wild nettle were my favourite - it's hard to describe the flavour, it's subtle but just a distinctly different 'green' flavour to anything else ...
... me into the middle of the city to have a wander around, visit the Duomo and drop in on a friend of his which means yet more caffe but this time paired with 'gassy acqua' standing at the bar in a tiny Enoteca.
We head home to get changed for the night ahead and head out to meet Francesco's friends - it is a wonderful to finally put faces to names, everyone welcomes me warmly and thankfully enough people have enough ...
Let's get right down to it. When Sean and I planned this crazy road trip, the last think I thought I would be doing is sleep training Jr to a bed…in a mobile home that is hotter than the NYC subway in August and as bright as Times Square at midnight. The fact that he has even entertained the idea is a miracle so for that I consider us blessed but this is one of my least favorite parts of parenting and that’s mostly because it seems to go great for every other person ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Duomo Cremona
Other places to stay in Cremona
Via Mantova, Cremona | 3 star hotelfrom $59
Piazza della Pace, 21, Cremona | 4 star hotelfrom $100
Via Bonomelli 8, Cremona | 4 star hotelfrom $178
Piazza Liberta 26, Cremona | 4 star hotelfrom $120
Viale Po, 131, Cremona | Hotelfrom $86