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Violin Craftmanship Cremona

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SITI UNESCO #inLombardia
Where
Cremona
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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

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

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

Activities

Cremona 2.5-hour private guided walking tour

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

Where to sleep

CASA GIULIANA

Cremona
CASA GIULIANA
55 mt

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 2

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 2
140 mt

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 3

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 3
140 mt

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO
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

APPARTAMENTO CIGNO

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO CIGNO
175 mt

MY HOUSE APARTMENTS

Cremona
MY HOUSE APARTMENTS
177 mt

ALLE RADICI DEL TORRAZZO

Cremona
ALLE RADICI DEL TORRAZZO
181 mt

APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA
198 mt

APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO ACCADEMIA
198 mt

APPARTAMENTI ROSELLA

Cremona
APPARTAMENTI ROSELLA
200 mt

LOCANDA TORRIANI

Cremona
LOCANDA TORRIANI
216 mt

B&B IL VIOLINO

Cremona
B&B IL VIOLINO
225 mt

TENDER

Cremona
TENDER
253 mt

TENDER

Cremona
TENDER
253 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