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Museo del Violino

Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 080809
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Cultural treasures

This museum shows numbers of Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari stringed instruments in a lovely... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Palo Alto, California
Just Amazing!

It's difficult to know where to begin! This display of instruments in this museum was fascinating... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Glynn G
Vicenza, Italy
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Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to cremonese luthery of all time. At the same time it is a Museum, an Auditorium and a Research Centre about antique and modern luthery. It promotes the International "Triennale" competition of Violin Making Antonio Stradivari
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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“audio guide” (11 reviews)
“violin making” (20 reviews)
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Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 080809
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum shows numbers of Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari stringed instruments in a lovely setting. Seeing Stradivari's tools is moving. If it is available, go inside the space that is supposed to duplicate the inside of a violin.

Thank yakherd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's difficult to know where to begin! This display of instruments in this museum was fascinating and extensive. The number of historical instruments, the variety on display and the accompanying history explained in each room was phenomenal! I was mesmerized by the whole experience, as...More

Thank Glynn G
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

The museum has been designed so well that there is something for everyone here..and it's all about the violin. I loved the recreation of a violin makers workshop, the interactive areas to see how they are made and changes over time,the free audio and of...More

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the museum today as gift to my daughter that studies violin but mini performances’ schedule is not uploaded on internet and they mail me wrong time!!! Therefore I woke up at 6am on Sunday morning two young kids for the day trip from...More

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Roberto D, Responsabile relazioni con la clientela at Museo del Violino, responded to this reviewResponded 5 December 2017

Dear Visitor, we are very sorry you couldn’t enjoy your visit at the Museo del Violino last Sunday December 3. As we ascertained that our Booking Office made an error, we will contact you by email and offer you to come to our Museum with...More

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

First of all; do not dismiss the idea of a museum dedicated to a musical instrument on the basis of never having played it; I have never so much touched a violin in my life, yet I loved this museum. You get a free audioguide...More

Thank Magnus G
Reviewed 21 November 2017

We have seen the violin museums in both Cremons and Mittenwald and find each flawed. Mittenwald showed more of the manufacture and less of the end-products. Cremona was light on the manufacture but exhaustive on the end-products. In Mittenwald, there was NO Music!! In Cremona,...More

1  Thank DonPaulo
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The museum opened in 2013. Very well organized, from the birth of the violin as an instrument, through the making process, you can learn a lot. And than you hav a collection from Amati, Guarneri asn Stradivari instruments and also the best instruments from the...More

Thank 545medva
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is not a must see. But we were there we had time and even though it is not our field we enjoyed it. The violins inside some of them incredible, and museum itself is quite informative. I'd reccomend this for people who loves this...More

Thank Hazal G
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Being a violinist, I've looked forward for decades to visiting Cremona. The visit to Cremona, including this museum, was a disappointment to me. I expected to be inspired but found the city too commercialized. I mistakenly thought that the audio guide in this museum would...More

Thank Cynthia F
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

lf you are in Cremona you can not miss this beautiful Museum, is absolutely fantastic! It tells the history of the violin and the bow instruments in a simple and engaging way. The audio guide is very well done, and the interactive workstations let you...More

Thank Paola G
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2 February 2018|
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Response from Dropback10 | Reviewed this property |
The museum is very well planned and entertaining for the non-violinist as well as those who study the instrument. Please plan enough time to fully enjoy it. While the Academy for violin making is behind the museum I have... More
2 September 2017|
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Response from Simi N | Reviewed this property |
Sorry but do not know for sure. I think there is a performance every week on Thursday-Sunday. On January, however, due to new year there might be changes somy best advise is to check on November and call them in advance
6 August 2017|
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Response from Katrina G | Reviewed this property |
We didn't attend a performance there but check out the website