Very close to the Cathedral the monastic complexes of Sant'Abbondio and San Pietro al Po testify the prestige
of Cremona during the second half of the16th Century, while the frescoes of the nearby churches of Sant'Agata
and Santa Margherita, date back to the first half of the 16th Century, early examples of Giulio Campi's
outstanding artistic language.
Not far away two civil buildings deserve a visit as the opening and closing pages of Cremonese Renaissance:
the Palazzo Raimondi, now headquarters of the International School of Violin-Making, and the Palazzo Affaitati,
hosting now the Civic Museum, the Picture Gallery and the Stradivari Museum.