• Art & Culture

The luthier workshops in Cremona

Where
Scuola Internazionale di liuteria
Via Colletta 5, Cremona
Contacts
+ 39 0372 38689
Official site
Infopoint
Infopoint Cremona
Piazza del Comune, 5, Cremona
+39 0372407081

The history of Cremona is closely tied to its luthier workshops, where the violin was made by the hands of experienced craftsmen for the very first time, more than 400 years ago.

The families of these great masters made Cremona's violins famous throughout the world, most importantly the Stradivari family.

This tradition lives on in Cremona even today, where violins are made hand-made ​​with precious woods, according to the tradition of these families of Master luthiers. 

The violin craftmanship of Cremona became part of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2012. 

In the streets of Cremona's old town, violin makers work using the so-called classic Cremona method, tested and refined between the 16th and the 18th centuries by the Amati, Guarnieri and Stradivari families.

A visit to these shops where this art is carried out even today is like stepping back in time, amidst the scent of old wood and paint, surrounded by the craftsmen's tools and drawings.

Illustrative tours are offered in select workshops that open their doors to visitors to reveal the secrets of their centuries-old art.

Take me here: The luthier workshops in Cremona

Places

Palazzo Roncadelli Pallavicino Ariguzzi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Roncadelli Pallavicino Ariguzzi
0 mt

Palazzo Silva Persichelli

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Silva Persichelli
158 mt

Ponchielli Theatre

  • Art & Culture
Ponchielli Theatre
270 mt

Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli
274 mt

Palazzo Trecchi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Trecchi
345 mt

Violin Craftmanship Cremona

  • Unesco Sites
Violin Craftmanship Cremona
400 mt

Torrazzo of Cremona

Located next to Cremona Cathedral, it is the symbol of the city. It is the tallest brick belfry in the world, 112 meters
  • Art & Culture
Torrazzo of Cremona
416 mt

Antonio Stradivari House

In Corso Garibaldi 57 a fragment of the history of Cremonese violin making: Casa Stradivari
  • Art & Culture
Antonio Stradivari House
416 mt

Pietra tombale di A. Stradivari

  • Art & Culture
Pietra tombale di A. Stradivari
504 mt

Ala Ponzone Museum

  • Art & Culture
Ala Ponzone Museum
504 mt

Cripta di Sant'Omobono

  • Art & Culture
Cripta di Sant'Omobono
546 mt

Palazzo del Comune

The thirteenth-century "Palazzo del Comune", the Town Hall, is opposite the Cathedral
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo del Comune
557 mt

Violin Museum

The Violin Museum takes visitors through Cremona's five-century history of violin making, the great masters and their violins
  • Art & Culture
Violin Museum
559 mt

From Cremona to Casalmaggiore

Dancing on the bends of the Po. Amidst rows of willows, poplars and farmhouses
  • Cycle Tourism
From Cremona to Casalmaggiore
571 mt

Torrazzo and Vertical Museum

The symbol of the town and the museum dedicated to time-measuring
  • Art & Culture
Torrazzo and Vertical Museum
590 mt

Duomo of Cremona

The cathedral of Cremona, built in the 12th century and dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta, is located in Cremona's government centre
  • Art & Culture
Duomo of Cremona
609 mt

Battistero di San Giovanni

Battistero di San Giovanni completes Piazza del Comune
  • Art & Culture
Battistero di San Giovanni
618 mt

Palazzo Mina Bolzesi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Mina Bolzesi
646 mt

Palazzo Grasselli

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Grasselli
840 mt

Parco bastioni di Porta Mosa

  • Art & Culture
Parco bastioni di Porta Mosa
1.21 km

Events

CREMONA MUSICA

CremonaFiere
Cremona
24/09/2021 - 26/09/2021
  • Music and show
CREMONA MUSICA
416 mt

Cheese & Smiles 2021

Cremona
01/10/2021 - 03/10/2021
  • Food & Wine
Cheese & Smiles 2021
416 mt

Formaggi&Sorrisi

Centro storico
Cremona
01/10/2021 - 03/10/2021
  • Food & Wine
Formaggi&Sorrisi
416 mt

Nougat Festival

Cremona
13/11/2021 - 21/11/2021
  • Food & Wine
Nougat Festival
416 mt

The sound of Antonio Stradivari

Museo del Violino
Piazza Marconi, 5
04/09/2021 - 26/09/2021
  • Music and show
The sound of Antonio Stradivari
563 mt

Stradivari Festival 2021

Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5
25/09/2021 - 10/10/2021
  • Lifestyle
Stradivari Festival 2021
563 mt

Vivaldi’s Violins and Choro’s Daughters

Museo del Violino
P.zza Marconi 5
05/05/2021 - 31/10/2021
  • Art & Culture
Vivaldi’s Violins and Choro’s Daughters
563 mt

Il Bontà

CremonaFiere
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini Ennio, 1, Cremona
29/10/2021 - 01/11/2021
  • Food & Wine
Il Bontà
2.25 km

Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions

Cremona Fiere
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini, 1
26/11/2021 - 28/11/2021
  • Lifestyle
Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions
2.25 km

Activities

Cremona private walking tour and Violin Museum

  • Art & Culture
Cremona private walking tour and Violin Museum
508 mt

Private guided walking tour of Cremona

  • Art & Culture
Private guided walking tour of Cremona
559 mt

Where to sleep

ALLOGGIO GALLI

Cremona
ALLOGGIO GALLI
97 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
217 mt

ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO

Cremona
ALLOGGI DI PORTA PO
322 mt

B&B IL VIOLINO

Cremona
B&B IL VIOLINO
354 mt

COSY STUDIO

Cremona
COSY STUDIO
419 mt

B & B MILLE

Cremona
B & B MILLE
438 mt

HOTEL IMPERO

Cremona
HOTEL IMPERO
470 mt

HOTEL DUOMO

Cremona
HOTEL DUOMO
539 mt

CIVICO 16

Cremona
CIVICO 16
603 mt

B&B MONTEVERDI

Cremona
B&B MONTEVERDI
606 mt

LOCANDA TORRIANI

Cremona
LOCANDA TORRIANI
610 mt

DA LUIGI NEW

Cremona
DA LUIGI NEW
638 mt

B & B CREMONA

Cremona
B & B CREMONA
691 mt

CIVICO 2 - OPERETTA MARINA

Cremona
CIVICO 2 - OPERETTA MARINA
714 mt

AMICI MIEI

Cremona
AMICI MIEI
729 mt
S

DELLE ARTI DESIGN HOTEL

Cremona
DELLE ARTI DESIGN HOTEL
757 mt

GARDEN VITTORIA

Cremona
GARDEN VITTORIA
876 mt

A CASA DI ANNA

Cremona
A CASA DI ANNA
892 mt

VIKTORIA TERRACE

Cremona
VIKTORIA TERRACE
1.05 km

SOLE E LUNA

Cremona
SOLE E LUNA
1.15 km