The city of Cremona preserves better than the other Lombard cities the size and the charm of the medieval city. It starts from Piazza del Comune, the model of the medieval square overlooked by the main buildings of the city like the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the City Hall with the famous Torrazzo, symbol of the city. The Loggia of the Soldiers is the meeting place of the “Company of Soldiers”, a former municipal civic society, and is made up of two rectangular rooms. You can also admire the Renaissance and Baroque buildings such as Palazzo Fedri Corso Matteotti and Palazzo Stanga Trecco. Many religious buildings are house to remarkable frescoes by painters of the sixteenth century school as the churches of St. Sigismund, St. Peter and St. Augustine to the Po. Exemple of culture, however, is the impressive Affaittati Palace, seat of the Library, one of the most Important of Lombardy, the Civic Museum and the Museum Stradivari; the latter in particular demonstrate the importance of art of violin, came from famous Stradivari. In the rest of the province, in Crema you can see squares, historic houses leaning against each other, aristocratic palaces and green courtyards, monastic structures, Piazza Duomo, the cathedral and its bell tower. Soncino is a unique example of a fortified citadel with its mighty fortress; in Casalmaggiore you can admire its cathedral and the monastery of Santa Chiara. Villas to visit in this province are Villa Supreme Picenardi in Torre de ‘Picenardi, Villa Manfredi in Cicognolo, Villa-May Trecchi in Vho, Villa Medici del Vascello in San Giovanni in Croce.