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Love violins, violas and cellos? Visit Cremona!

Love violins, violas and cellos? Visit Cremona!

The beautiful medieval town of Cremona, the birth place of Antonio Stradivari, is a must-see for any lover of violins. In the summer of 2015, we went to find out for ourselves why violinists from all over the world come to see this place. We wanted to share our impressions with you. We were welcomed in the house which used to be Stardivari’s home and workshop. Be sure not to miss the Museo del Violino with its incredible selection of words-famous violins and other string instruments. Then, there is the world -renowned violin making school. We also found lots of violin makers at work just off the main market square. After a long day’s violin gazing, there are many little cafe’s that serve the most delicious food and drinks. Be sure not to miss the iced cappuccino; we have not found it anywhere else, apart from the Gelateria Pierrot the corner of the Piazza del Duomo.

 

Piazza del Comune
Beautiful Medieval Piazza in the Centre of Cremona
Cremona Cathedral
Violin making school Cremona
Antonio Stradivari
Corso Garibaldi, the street where Stradivari was born and where he had his workshop
Stradivari workshop
Stradivari shop sign
Nowadays, Stradivari's former workshop is used as a display space for contemporary violin makers
Courtyard in Stardivari's house
The Stradivari family lived in the house behind the workshop
Museo del Violino
Cremona Cathedral
Cremona Cathedral, dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, is a Roman Catholic cathedral in Cremona, Lombardy, northern Italy. It is the seat of the Bishop of Cremona.