Cremona[kri mō′nə; It kre mō̂′nä]
commune in Lombardy, N Italy, on the Po River: famous (fl. 16th-17th cent.) for making Amati, Guarnerius, & Stradivarius violins: pop. 81,000
A city of northern Italy on the Po River east-southeast of Milan. Originally a Roman colony, it has been noted since the 17th century for its production of stringed instruments.