The modern “torrone”, according to a noted tradition, had its origin from a sweet served on October 25, 1441 at the banquet held after the wedding celebrated a Cremona, between Francesco Sforza and Bianca Maria Visconti.

This sweet consisted of a composite of almonds, honey and whipped egg whites, modelled in such a way to reproduce the form of the bell tower of the Cremona cathedral, the noted Torrazzo (during that period called Torrione), from which, according to some, it seemed to have gotten its name.