(Cremona District)
mt. 85 a.s.l.
8310 (270 in the borgo)

Patron SAINT
Santissima Trinità e San Bassiano, January 19th
IAT Office, Via Stefano da Pandino
Ph. 0373 920410

stemma-gradellaOriginally the borgo was called Gardella, probably from the union of the Germanic words gard (fortified place) and ell (from ”alod” meaning possession), so the meaning of the place name according to this interpretation would be “possession of the fortified place”.

The rural borgo of Gradella is a historical centre with characteristic yellow houses with red bricks and communicating courtyards. The administration has made great efforts for the recovery of the existing heritage respecting traditional building criteria; its mantles decorated with flat roof tiles, the wooden doors and windows, the variety of the earth-coloured plaster and rustic coverings. On the borderline of the borgo you will admire Villa Maggi, built in the 17th century. Its current aspect is the result of the modifications made between 19th and 20th centuries. In the centre of Gradella you’ll find the Parish Church, built in 1895 and dedicated to the Holy Trinity (Santissima Trinità) and Saint Bassiano. Another place that is worth visiting is you is Castello Visconte, the castle located in the Pandino district. It was built in the XIV century and it is one of the best preserved castle built by the Vicosconti’s family. Erected by Bernabò Visconti and Regina della Scala in 1355, it was a place for hunting and convivial meetings. In Pandino you will also find the Santa Marta church, which was probably built in the second half of the XV century. It is adorned with frescos dated between the 15th and 16th century.

Excellent cheese is produced in this area, such as Panarone. Local salami is very good too. Worth tasting are Tortelli Cremaschi, prepared with ”amaretti biscuits”, spices, aromatic herbs, vegetables and Panarone cheese.

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  +39 0373 90163



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  +39 0373 90266