• 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

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

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

Nougat Festival 2019

Luoghi diversi
Cremona
16/11/2019 - 24/11/2019
  • Food & Wine
Nougat Festival 2019
416 mt

Orazio Gentileschi

Museo Civico Ala Ponzone
Via Ugolani Dati, 4, Cremona
19/10/2019 - 02/02/2020
  • Art & Culture
Orazio Gentileschi
499 mt

Stradivari Festival

Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi Museo del Violino
Piazza Marconi, 5, Cremona
28/09/2019 - 18/12/2019
  • Art & Culture
Stradivari Festival
559 mt

International Printmaking Exhibition

Centro Culturale Santa Maria della Pietà
Piazza Giovanni XXIII, Cremona
22/09/2019 - 27/10/2019
  • Art & Culture
International Printmaking Exhibition
708 mt

Cremona "Musica international exhibitions and festival"

CremonaFiere
P.zza Zelioli Lanzini, 1, Cremona
27/09/2019 - 29/09/2019
  • Art & Culture
Cremona Musica
2.15 km

Activities

Cremona 2.5-hour private guided walking tour

  • Art & Culture
Cremona 2.5-hour private guided walking tour
559 mt

Where to sleep

CASA PONCHIELLI

Cremona
CASA PONCHIELLI
71 mt

HAPPY HOUSE CREMONA

Cremona
HAPPY HOUSE CREMONA
71 mt

APPARTAMENTO SAN OMOBONO

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO SAN OMOBONO
91 mt

APPARTAMENTO SAN OMOBONO

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO SAN OMOBONO
91 mt

ALLOGGIO GALLI

Cremona
ALLOGGIO GALLI
97 mt

B&B VOLPE

Cremona
B&B VOLPE
114 mt

LA CLIVIA LUXURY LOFT

Cremona
LA CLIVIA LUXURY LOFT
158 mt

PAOLO 13

Cremona
PAOLO 13
193 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
217 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
217 mt

APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA
253 mt

APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA
253 mt

COME A CASA

Cremona
COME A CASA
258 mt

SO LOVELY

Cremona
SO LOVELY
300 mt

MY HOUSE APARTMENTS

Cremona
MY HOUSE APARTMENTS
322 mt

DAL SIGNOR PAOLO

Cremona
DAL SIGNOR PAOLO
348 mt

AL PALAZZO B&B

Cremona
AL PALAZZO B&B
353 mt

B&B IL VIOLINO

Cremona
B&B IL VIOLINO
354 mt

B&B DAL MAESTRO

Cremona
B&B DAL MAESTRO
357 mt

COZY FLAT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

Cremona
COZY FLAT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY
370 mt