• Unesco Sites

Violin Craftmanship Cremona

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Cremona

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

Galleria XXV Aprile

  • Art & Culture
Galleria XXV Aprile
64 mt

Monastery of Santa Chiara

  • Art & Culture
Monastery of Santa Chiara
103 mt

Piazza S.A.M. Zaccaria

  • Art & Culture
Piazza S.A.M. Zaccaria
103 mt

Cremona

Cremona è il capoluogo della provincia.
  • Art & Culture
Cremona
103 mt

Roman Road

  • Art & Culture
Roman Road
143 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

Piazza del Comune

The heart of the medioeval city, one of the most charming squares in Italy
  • Art & Culture
Piazza 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

Piazza del Comune

  • Art & Culture
Piazza del Comune
183 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

Chiesa dei SS. Marcellino e Pietro

  • Art & Culture
Chiesa dei SS. Marcellino e Pietro
211 mt

Palazzo Schinchinelli Martini

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Schinchinelli Martini
213 mt

Teatro Filodrammatici

Uno dei primi teatri allestiti in città. Ancora oggi in uso come spazio teatrale e come cinema.
  • Art & Culture
Teatro Filodrammatici
237 mt

Palazzo Vidoni Pagliari

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Vidoni Pagliari
267 mt

Church of St. Augustine

  • Art & Culture
Church of St. Augustine
279 mt

Torresini Tower

  • Art & Culture
Torresini Tower
305 mt

Palazzo Ala Ponzone

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Ala Ponzone
313 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

Events

Monteverdi Festival

18/06/2021 - 26/06/2021
  • Art & Culture
Monteverdi Festival
103 mt

CREMONA MUSICA

CremonaFiere
Cremona
24/09/2021 - 26/09/2021
  • Musica e spettacolo
CREMONA MUSICA
103 mt

Nougat Festival

Cremona
13/11/2021 - 21/11/2021
  • Food & Wine
Nougat Festival
103 mt

Facit Bocacinus. Up to the women's gallery!

Cattedrale di Cremona
Piazza del Comune
27/06/2021
  • Art & Culture
Facit Bocacinus. Up to the women's gallery!
149 mt

The Botanical Invasions

Piazza Roma, Cremona
18/09/2021 - 19/09/2021
  • Lifestyle
The Botanical Invasions
192 mt

CremonaJazz

Auditorium Giovanni Arvedi - Museo del Violino
Piazza Marconi, 5
05/06/2021 - 25/06/2021
  • Art & Culture
CremonaJazz
323 mt

The sound of Antonio Stradivari

Museo del Violino
Piazza Marconi, 5
06/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
  • Musica e spettacolo
The sound of Antonio Stradivari
323 mt

Vivaldi’s Violins and Choro’s Daughters

Museo del Violino
P.zza Marconi 5
05/05/2021 - 01/08/2021
  • Art & Culture
Vivaldi’s Violins and Choro’s Daughters
323 mt

Following Aida’s tracks

P.zza Libertà
02/07/2021 - 05/07/2021
  • Cycle Tourism
Following Aida’s tracks
801 mt

Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions

Cremona Fiere
Piazza Zelioli Lanzini, 1
26/11/2021 - 28/11/2021
  • Lifestyle
Cremona International Livestock Exhibitions
2.08 km

Activities

Cremona private walking tour and Violin Museum

  • Art & Culture
Cremona private walking tour and Violin Museum
305 mt

Private guided walking tour of Cremona

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

Where to sleep

HOTEL ASTORIA

Cremona
HOTEL ASTORIA
104 mt

RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 2

Cremona
RESIDENZA SOLFERINO 2
140 mt

HOTEL IMPERO

Cremona
HOTEL IMPERO
142 mt

HOTEL DUOMO

Cremona
HOTEL DUOMO
164 mt

LOCANDA TORRIANI

Cremona
LOCANDA TORRIANI
216 mt

B&B IL VIOLINO

Cremona
B&B IL VIOLINO
225 mt

CASA VIDA

Cremona
CASA VIDA
312 mt

I LIUTAI

Cremona
I LIUTAI
314 mt

CIVICO 2 - OPERETTA MARINA

Cremona
CIVICO 2 - OPERETTA MARINA
336 mt

APPARTAMENTO STONE VIOLIN

Cremona
APPARTAMENTO STONE VIOLIN
336 mt

HAPPY HOUSE CREMONA

Cremona
HAPPY HOUSE CREMONA
347 mt

B&B MONTEVERDI

Cremona
B&B MONTEVERDI
355 mt

IL CORTILE DEGLI ARCHI

Cremona
IL CORTILE DEGLI ARCHI
359 mt

CASA ANGELA

Cremona
CASA ANGELA
360 mt
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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

COSY STUDIO

Cremona
COSY STUDIO
444 mt