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Academia Cremonensis

Via Giovanni Maria Platina 66, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 808970
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The Secret of Stradivari Violin in Cremona: visit the Violin-maker School
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The 'Academia Cremonensis' of Cremona is founded by an expert luthier, a very well known family of bow makers and by an entrepreneur conquered by the art of Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu'. Situated in the splendid and noble Mina Bolzesi palace, in the center of Cremona, the Academia has the objective of setting forth the continuation of the historical Cremonese tradition of lutherie within the confines of a workshop where one can live the secrets of the Grand Masters of the past. The Academia conveys the peculiarity of this craft by way of the construction of instruments and bows according to the guidelines set forth by the works of Masters such as Giovanni Lucchi for bows and Simone Fernando Sacconi for violins.
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Via Giovanni Maria Platina 66, 26100 Cremona, Italy
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

YOu can learn a lot about the violin and about the violin making process. And where should you learne if not in the city of Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari.

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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Our private tour of the Academia was eye-opening. My conclusion is that the founder of the school figured out a way to capitalize on the Cremona vibe and history to teach others how to make a buck making and selling musical instruments. There are dozens...More

Thank Cynthia F
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Academia_Cr, Direttore at Academia Cremonensis, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

I don't agree with this idea of capitalism. I respect your suspect, someone here can think only about money, but a lot of maker think their work as a "missiion" not only a job. Everyone is free to think as he want, but I am...More

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Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We went to visit last week and had the most informative and interesting couple of hours. Easy to organise via email. Genuinely warm welcome and we were able ask as many questions as we liked of Lucia, and Giovanni the master violin maker who happened...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2017

My wife and I were the only ones. The guide was tghe head of the school and we took 1 and a half hours and could have stayed longer. This school teaches beginners and veteran makers to craft violins in the Stradivarius method. We were...More

1  Thank ForestGrove
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We made the hour train ride down from Milan for this tour of the school and an explanation of how violins and bows are made. This was the highlight of our trip to Italy. Even for two of us who do not play instruments, we...More

2  Thank travelnutx4
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing school. I came to this city just to visit but with incredible people and a stunning location with tons of knowledge passed down through generations how can one resist? I will be attending their program and would advise others with a passion...More

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Reviewed April 12, 2017

My wife and I visited this school as part of a quick one-night detour to Cremona en route from Rome to Venice. I am incredibly glad we did so. You are visiting a working violin/cello and bow-making school. The visit begins with an overview of...More

1  Thank calb0205
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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Fantastic and informative tour by Lucia. We were able to ask questions, take photos. So wonderful to see the handcrafting of fine instruments by the masters.

Thank Valerie F
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Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Excellent experience, staffs were great, learnt so much, wide eyes open, if you like violin, you must go. : ) We make appointment by email and they replied very quickly. They charge a fix price for 1 up to 15 I guess, you can look...More

Thank 384annyt
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

We were greeted at the door and escorted into the school. Massimo described the school and the process of making violins and bows, then guided us through the school. We met the students, watched them work, and asked them questions. The school administration is very...More

1  Thank Tyson G
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