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'Due Colonne' of Cremona; an Undiscovered Italian Town

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:4
  • Bedrooms:1
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Property type:Condo
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Due Colonne is located on the corso, the shopping district in downtown Cremona. Steps from one of the most beautiful piazza in Italy, you will see the Torrazzo, the tallest brick bell tower in all of Europe.

Nestled on a cobble-stoned street, above a panetteria (bread store), this is a place for those that have already experienced Italy’s well-known destinations and want to live in a classic undiscovered Italian town away from the crowds of tourists.

If you saw the film The Red Violin, the opening scenes were filmed in Cremona, the “birth place of the violin. Visit the Cremonese (the 1721 Stradivari located in the Commune), check out the Stradivari museum, stroll the corso, enjoy the opera at the Ponchielli, or simply sit and sip a cappuccino in the piazza.

Due Colonne is in a renovated (2005) building in the historic district of Cremona. Comfortably sleeping four, this one-bedroom, smoke-free loft with cathedral ceilings is steps from an urban grocery store, a fresh fish market, wonderful restaurants, and all of the gelataria that you will need.

Your apartment in Cremona is centrally located to many other wonderful destinations in northern Italy: In about one hour you can tour: Milano, Verona, Parma, Mantova, Lago di Garda, Castell’Arquato (a quaint medieval town), Wine regions, The Alps and others.

In about two hours you can reach: Lago di Como and Bellagio, Torino (home of the 2006 Winter Olympics), Bologna, The Seas (Adriatic and Ligure) among other sites. Venice is only three and a half hours away!

Due Colonne is well situated for those coming without a car. Interntional flights arrive at Milan Malpensa, which is one hour by (very frequent) bus to Milan Central Station, from which trains take about 75 minutes to reach Cremona.

Cremona itself has an excellent urban transport system, and from the train station Milan, Piacenza, Fidenza, Crema, Lodi, Parma, Mantua and Brescia can be reached directly in about an hour or under, with Modena, Pavia, Bergamo and Bolgna taking somewhat longer. Many other places can be reached by train with connections.

If you plan to arrive by car, please research and understand the laws regarding driving in Italy and obey all signs that limit the traffic in the historic downtown. The sign may say, Zona Traffico Limitato. If you pass on a street with this sign, a photo of the license plate will be taken and you will eventually receive a fine in the mail. Once you do arrive at Due Colonne, my parents will show you where you can park nearby for free.

See the links section for two car rental agencies within walking distance from the condo.

Keywords: Condominium


Member since: 2005

Speaks: italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

Property Type

  • Condo
  • 600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 4
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Suitable For Elderly Or Infirm
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • iron and board


  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Downtown
  • Town

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 5
from 66 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Apr 1 - Sep 30, 2017
3 night min stay
$604 $1,811
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay
$551 $1,654
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Taxes, cleaning, laundry $90
  • Taxes Not included

Owner's cancellation policy:

50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.

100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/23/2017
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70 Kilometres
Nearest Airport
Milano Linate
1 Kilometres
Nearest Train
Cremona Train Station
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
A21 Piacenza-Brescia

Car: Not Necessary

In addition there are many opportunities for research, including the Biblioteca Statale and the Archives both of which are of high quality, open long hours, and with lots of stock


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2005

About the owner: Mark and I have long thought about buying property in Italy and we finally purchased this wonderful condo in 2005. We always wanted to by a place that we would be proud to live in and we wanted it to be in the historic district of downtown Cremona.

Why the Owner Chose Cremona CR, Italy:
I grew up in Cremona and moved abroad when I was 24 years old. After I left Cremona I realized what a wonderful city it is and how it offers the best of the Italian way of life, 'la dolce vita'. My family continues to live in Cremona and my parents are the ones who greet our guests upon arrival.

The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
We enjoy slow strolls through the 'corso', beautiful architecture, wonderful Italian food, rhythms of Italian life, outdoor markets, history everywhere you look, waking up to the sound of the bells of the 'Torrazzo', cappuccino, espresso, and gelato, beautiful store windows with the latest fashion design, smells of freshly baked breads, ...

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Speaks: italian
Response time: Within a few hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/23/2017

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Guestbook comments from the owner

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  • Due Colonne

    Due Colonne

  • Kitchen


  • Living room

    Living room

  • The Torrazzo and the Cathedral

    The Torrazzo and the Cathedral

  • Il Duomo

    Il Duomo

  • Piazza della Pace

    Piazza della Pace

  • Via XX Settembre

    Via XX Settembre

  • The Violin Museum

    The Violin Museum

  • Castell'Arquato - 40 km

    Castell'Arquato - 40 km

  • Giuseppe Verdi Theater - Busseto 15 km

    Giuseppe Verdi Theater - Busseto 15 km

  • Parma 67 km

    Parma 67 km

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Loft Bedroom

    Loft Bedroom

  • Il Torrazzo e Il Duomo di Cremona

    Il Torrazzo e Il Duomo di Cremona

  • Piazza del Duomo

    Piazza del Duomo

  • Cafe Duomo Cremona

    Cafe Duomo Cremona

  • Piazza delle Pace

    Piazza delle Pace

  • A night in Cremona

    A night in Cremona

  • Archeological Museum

    Archeological Museum

  • Giuseppe Verdi Theater - Busseto 15 km

    Giuseppe Verdi Theater - Busseto 15 km

  • Local vineyards

    Local vineyards

  • Verona 112 km

    Verona 112 km

VRBO #54993

This listing was first published here in 2005.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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