Cremona offers a wide range of ancient and modern quality shops and some traditional street markets.
There are many enjoyable places people can visit, which offer several different objects satisfying a variety of customers of all ages: old shops, boasting no less than fifty-years of activity, which still conserve their original furniture, fashion boutiques, workshops where you can directly buy violins and other musical instruments ?made in Cremona? and many highly specialized shops, where you can find original articles and every kind of curios.
Then you can choose among a wide range of restaurants, delicatessen, pastry shops, ice-cream parlors, where you can enjoy many typical products..
Twice a week, on Wednesday and on Saturday, there is a large and rich market in the town centre. It is one of the oldest markets in Lombardy dating back to not later than 1339. This market has been qualified by the regional authority as a ?historical and traditional market?.
Almost every Sunday, a different kind of theme market takes place. Exhibitors come from all over Italy and sell organic products, artistic and traditional handcraft, typical food products, antiques and collector?s items.
The shops and workshops of the old town are part of the town district of commerce established to further improve the quality of the products by arranging joint events and facilities.