• Unesco Sites

Violin Craftmanship Cremona

Timbre Siti Unesco Here you can stamp
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SITI UNESCO #inLombardia
Where
Cremona
Infopoint
Infopoint Cremona
Piazza del Comune, 5, Cremona
+39 0372407081

The violin craftmanship of Cremona became part of the Unesco Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2012. It is a well-deserved label adding up to the nine Unesco Sites Lombardy already boasts within its borders. 

 

Luthiers' craft started to develop in Cremona in the XVth century. Entire families were involved in this activity, creating refined, unique instruments. 

 

Antonio Stradivari was a famous violin maker native of this city. Following the craftmanship expertise that has been passed on over generations, he was very knowledgeable of materials such as timber and varnish, plus he mastered crafting techniques of the time. His home was transformed into an exhibition of his working tools and original designs. 

 

Violin craftmanship in Cremona still an extensively manual practice. Even  the wood aging process is done naturally, that way not one piece of industrial origin is used to assemble Cremona's violins.  

 

There are 150 active artisan workshops that keep the tradition of past masters' alive. This is due to the efforts of the International Luthier School, where students learn how to create an instrument.

 

Admire five centuries of this art form at the Violin Museum

 

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Places

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
103 mt

Antonio Stradivari House

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

Cripta di Sant'Omobono

  • Art & Culture
Cripta di Sant'Omobono
149 mt

Palazzo del Comune

The thirteenth-century "Palazzo del Comune", the Town Hall, is opposite the Cathedral
  • Art & Culture
Palazzo del Comune
165 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
178 mt

Pietra tombale di A. Stradivari

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

Torrazzo and Vertical Museum

The symbol of the town and the museum dedicated to time-measuring
  • Art & Culture
Torrazzo and Vertical Museum
191 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
211 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
322 mt

Museo del Violino

Da Stradivari a oggi. Il Museo del Violino custodisce 5 secoli di storia della liuteria. E un avveniristico teatro
  • Art & Culture
Museo del Violino
322 mt

Palazzo Mina Bolzesi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Mina Bolzesi
356 mt

Palazzo Silva Persichelli

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Silva Persichelli
356 mt

Ponchielli Theatre

  • Art & Culture
Ponchielli Theatre
362 mt

Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli

  • Art & Culture
Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli
367 mt

Palazzo Roncadelli Pallavicino Ariguzzi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Roncadelli Pallavicino Ariguzzi
400 mt

The luthier workshops in Cremona

  • Art & Culture
The luthier workshops in Cremona
400 mt

Palazzo Grasselli

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Grasselli
440 mt

Ala Ponzone Museum

  • Art & Culture
Ala Ponzone Museum
450 mt

Palazzo Trecchi

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Trecchi
589 mt

Parco bastioni di Porta Mosa

  • Art & Culture
Parco bastioni di Porta Mosa
815 mt

Events

Cremona Musica

Centro storico
Cremona
26/09/2020 - 27/09/2020
  • Music and show
Cremona Musica
103 mt

Reading on the Po River

Parco del Po e del Morbasco
Cremona
24/07/2020 - 26/10/2020
  • Art & Culture
Reading on the Po River
103 mt

Formaggi&Sorrisi

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

Festa del Torrone

Centro storico
Cremona
20/11/2021 - 28/11/2021
  • Food & Wine
Festa del Torrone
103 mt

September at the Violin's Museum

Museo del Violino
Piazza Marconi, 5, Cremona
05/09/2020 - 30/09/2020
  • Art & Culture
September at the Violin's Museum
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Virtuosissimo

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, Cremona
02/10/2020
  • Music and show
StradivariFestival
323 mt

Stradivari Festival The Big Violinist

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
03/10/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival The Big Violinist
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Royal Violin

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
04/10/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival Royal Violin
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Music We Love

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
08/10/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival Music We Love
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Beethoven250

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
11/10/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival Beethoven250
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Romantici

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
16/10/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival Romantici
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Next Tango

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
18/10/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival Next Tango
323 mt

Stradivari Festival Assolo

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
07/11/2020
  • Music and show
Stradivari Festival Assolo
323 mt

STRADIVARImemorialday

Museo del Violino
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR
18/12/2020
  • Music and show
STRADIVARImemorialday
323 mt

Latitudes and Longitudes of the Lute

Museo Civico Ala Ponzone - Sala Manfredini
Via Ugolani Dati, 4
24/10/2020
  • Art & Culture
Latitudes and Longitudes of the Lute
437 mt

Pets Festival

CremonaFiere
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini,1 Cremona
17/10/2020 - 18/10/2020
  • Lifestyle
Pets Festival
2 km

Mostra del Disco

Cremona Fiere, Sala Ponchielli
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini,1, Cremona
22/11/2020
  • Lifestyle
Mostra del Disco
2 km

BioEnergy

CremonaFiere
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini Ennio, 1, 26100 Cremona CR
03/12/2020 - 05/12/2020
  • Lifestyle
BioEnergy
2 km

Expocasearia

CremonaFiere
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini Ennio, 1, Cremona CR
03/12/2020 - 05/12/2020
  • Lifestyle
Expocasearia
2 km

Zamberlucco and Palandrana

Museo della civiltà contadina "Il Cambonino Vecchio"
Viale Cambonino, 22
07/12/2020
  • Art & Culture
Zamberlucco and Palandrana
2.72 km

Activities

Private guided walking tour of Cremona

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

Where to sleep

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 2

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 2
140 mt

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 3

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 3
140 mt

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 1

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 1
140 mt

HOTEL IMPERO

Cremona
HOTEL IMPERO
142 mt

HOTEL DUOMO

Cremona
HOTEL DUOMO
164 mt

MY HOUSE APARTMENTS

Cremona
MY HOUSE APARTMENTS
177 mt

LOCANDA TORRIANI

Cremona
LOCANDA TORRIANI
216 mt

AL PALAZZO B&B

Cremona
AL PALAZZO B&B
256 mt

B&B VOLPE

Cremona
B&B VOLPE
294 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
312 mt

APPARTAMENTI DUOMO

Cremona
APPARTAMENTI DUOMO
318 mt

CIVICO 2 - OPERETTA MARINA

Cremona
CIVICO 2 - OPERETTA MARINA
336 mt

APPARTAMENTO STONE VIOLIN

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO STONE VIOLIN
336 mt

B&B MONTEVERDI

Cremona
B&B MONTEVERDI
355 mt

IL CORTILE DEGLI ARCHI

Cremona
IL CORTILE DEGLI ARCHI
359 mt

DELLE ARTI DESIGN HOTEL

Cremona
DELLE ARTI DESIGN HOTEL
366 mt

ALLOGGIO GALLI

Cremona
ALLOGGIO GALLI
390 mt

CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA

Cremona
CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA
396 mt

CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA

Cremona
CASA DI NOSTRA SIGNORA
396 mt

FIGLIE DEL SACRO CUORE DI GESU'

Cremona
FIGLIE DEL SACRO CUORE DI GESU'
413 mt