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Museo del Violino

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Address: Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
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+39 0372 080809
10:00 - 18:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Museo del Violino Antonio Stradivari based in Cremona, is dedicated to...

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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Must visit in Cremona

If you love violin, you must go, it gives you further knowledge of all famous violin maker, and many beautiful violin to look at. Tips: must use the audio tour machine or you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

If you love violin, you must go, it gives you further knowledge of all famous violin maker, and many beautiful violin to look at. Tips: must use the audio tour machine or you missed a lot.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We visited this museum with our 12 year old. Although the collection was very nice, the atmosphere of the museum was unwelcoming. We really enjoy museum experiences when we can talk to the staff, when they are eager to answer questions and offer interesting information. The interactive parts of the museum were only partially functioning, so this was not a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Even if you have never picked up a violin, like me, this museum is outstanding. The initial audio-visual 'corridor' where the screens light up as you pass and tell the story of how the violin evolved is extremely well done. From there you pass before a mock-up of a violin workshop complete with sounds and smells and then onto user-friendly... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

Modern museum, beautifully organised, so high tech that music plays as you move close to a violin. We also greatly enjoyed a Saturday violin concert held in the wonderful auditorium of the museum.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum in Cremona. Very well arranged exhibition, they tell you everything about violins, how they are made, and how they sound. A lot of computers and audiovisual presentations in a beautiful building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

You do not need to be a lover of classical music to fully appreciate the extraordinary scope of this homage to the great violin makers of all time. To be able to see and to hear Stradivarius and Guarneri violins and cellos in a beautiful modern setting is well worth the trip to Cremona. The museum is new, beautiful and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Beautiful museum and concert hall. Phenomenal collection of instruments on display. Lovely very knowledgeable docents. Wonderful, wonderful place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This is a great museum, combining the history and music of Cremona with hi-tech displays. Not to be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

There are many concerts throughout the year in the wonderful new auditorium designed acoustically and aesthetically for string instruments. There is no where else in the world to see and learn about the greatest violins ever made!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

We have visited several times as part of the Cremona International Festival and Competition that takes place every summer. Last year we played in the recital hall which is in the shape of a violin and very beautiful. The museum is very interesting, even if you are not a musician. Definitely visit it if you are in Cremona!

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