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Museo del Violino, Cremona

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  • Who would have thought that a museum full of ‘dusty old violins’ could be so interesting!? We travelled to Cremona so I could fulfill a long-held ambition to see a Stradivavius violin in real life... 
    Who would have thought that a museum full of ‘dusty old violins’ could be so interesting!? We travelled to Cremona so I could fulfill a long-held ambition to see a Stradivavius violin in real life...  more »
  • At first time in my life I saw real instruments by Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri and Guarneri del Gesu. I think that is a biggest collection in the world. 
    At first time in my life I saw real instruments by Stradivari, Amati, Guarneri and Guarneri del Gesu. I think that is a biggest collection in the world.  more »
  • Great visit in a small town just south of Milan. Loved this museum with a lot of history on the violin. Walked thru the history of the instrument how this area is still the violin capitol of the... 
    Great visit in a small town just south of Milan. Loved this museum with a lot of history on the violin. Walked thru the history of the instrument how this area is still the violin capitol of the...  more »
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  • Amazing exhibition of violins, cello and basses. When you see exhibits that are several hundred years old, your breath melts away (Stradivari violin from 1715 etc). A very powerful genius loci.
  • You really have to be a Violin person to go. We just missed out on the live performance but it’s a good museum and pretty much not to be missed when in Cremona.
  • Cremona is situated in Lombardy region and it's the capital of the province of Cremona. The city of Cremona is especially noted for its musical history and traditions, including some of the earliest and most renowned luthiers (as violin makers are called), such as Giuseppe Guarneri, Antonio Stradivari, Francesco Rugeri, Vincenzo Rugeri, and several members of the Amati family. The Museo del Violino (Violin Museum) in Cremona is a musical instrument museum that displays both modern and historical pieces, including famous string instruments by Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, and Andrea Amati. Opened to the public in September 14th, 2013, the Violin Museum is housed in the Palazzo dell’Arte, an imposing Fascist era brick construction built in 1941 after a design by architect Carlo Cocchia, renovated after a design by the architectural practice Arkpabi to house the new museum. The Museum's historical collection, one of the most prestigious in the world, includes pieces by famous Italian violin-makers such as Andrea Amati (Charles IX violin, 1566), Nicolò Amati (Hammerle violin, 1658), Antonio Stradivari (violins Clisebee, 1669; Cremonese, 1715; and Vesuvius, 1727; and Stauffer ex Cristiani cello, 1700), and Giuseppe Guarneri “del Gesù” (Stauffer violin, 1734). The modern and contemporary collection includes bowed string instruments by Italian and international luthiers that, since 1976, have been awarded the first prize in the Triennale Internazionale degli Stumenti ad Arco, one of the world’s most important violin-making competitions. The Museum is located in Piazza Marconi. - Opening times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11:00 to 17:00, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 to 18:00 - Standard ticket: €12 - Please be noted: From August 06th, 2021, access to the Museum and to the Auditorium is allowed only with Green Pass (EU digital Covid certificate). More than 150 luthiers still live and work in Cremona. This town of 73,000 inhabitants is also the home to the Violin Museum and the School of Violin & Viola Makers. * Photos courtesy of Internet. Thanks!
  • Beautiful museums. A treasure hove for string players!
  • An amazing must-see museum even if you aren't a violinist. Priceless Stradivarius from the time of King Charles IX

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