On October 24th 1441, Bianca Maria Visconti married Francesco Sforza. These two came from the most important families in Milan and the wedding was a major social event. The bride’s dowry contained an extraordinary collection of things -- including the city of Cremona just outside of Milan.
According to local tradition the first nougat was served in 1441 at the wedding between Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan and Bianca Maria Visconti. The buffet featured a delicious sweet made of nutmeats, honey and egg whites. It was fashioned in the shape of the famous tower of Cremona known as “Torrazzo”, hence the name Torrone.
Thanks to Flamingi, makers of fine Italian nougat, for helping us to continue the story. We start with a tale, likely apocryphal. It takes place in the city of Cremona, in the northern Italian region of Lombardy. On October 25, 1441: Bianca Maria Visconti was married to Francesco Sforza.
Dec 28, 2017 · Negozio Sperlari in Via Solferino, in nearby Cremona, has become famous for making torrone. The concoction of almonds, honey and egg whites was created in the city to mark the marriage of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza in 1441, when Cremona was given to the bride as part of her dowry.
On the occasion of the wedding of Bianca Maria Visconti to Francesco Sforza, October 25, 1441, the bride and groom were presented with a nougat replica of the city’s church bell tower, the so-called Torrione (today known as the Torrazzo) from which the sweet derived its name.
The community which he founded in Milan was a few years later made the subject by the Duchess Bianca Maria Visconti and her son Galeazzo Maria of an important donation and an allocation of a large area, at that time in the perifery of the city, where to settle permanently.
1401 – Francesco I Sforza, Italian husband of Bianca Maria Visconti (d. 1466) 1503 – Anne of Bohemia and Hungary (d. 1547) 1649 – Pope Clement XI (d. 1721)
The theme of the festival also includes a re-enactment Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti’s wedding back in 1441. Milan Christmas Market (December) Just like many large European cities, Milan hosts an annual Christmas Market.
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