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Collezione dei Violini di Palazzo Comunale

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Address: Piazza del Comune 8, 26100 Cremona, Italy
Phone Number: +39 (0)372 407033
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The hidden treasures of Cremona

We were with two professional symphony violinists but drat, the museum was closed on Wednesday so we headed towards the main Cathedral piazza where we saw a very friendly elderly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were with two professional symphony violinists but drat, the museum was closed on Wednesday so we headed towards the main Cathedral piazza where we saw a very friendly elderly gentleman and beautiful dog. We petted the dog and Alessandro instantly became our friend. All the locals seemed to know him personally. What a great smile and disposition. He volunteered... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

amazing collection - small but oh boy SPECIAL! Stradivarius, Amati, and more.... if you stroll in the Duomo square during spring and summer, you might get lucky and listen to the sound of these gems... live!! why? because they have a person in charge of playing them each day, to keep them "alive". so special. took my mum in law... More 

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Swidnica, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 via mobile

This museum actually already changed place from near the Duomo to couple of meters further from the center. Extraordibary collection of violins not only by Stradivari but (looking nicer) violins manufactured by Amati family. Perfect to see violin manufacturers tools but also listen to commentaries as the violins appear. Nice interactive displays!

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Tirana, Albania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Cremona the city of three T's, Torre ( Tower ) , Tetti ( Roofs) and Tortelini ( kind of pasta) and the House of Strasdivari above all the best known hand craft artist for its remarkable work on perfection of violins. I was there on October where city was emptied somehow by tourists and the attractions were all mine to... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

What a wonderful, modern, tribute to the violin. We had explanations of how some of the famous violin makers got started and what their techniques were, although no one knows all their secrets. Beautiful instruments to view. We had a performance where an expert violinist played several pieces first on one fabulous violin and then on another. I was amazed--I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

At the start you have an interactive guide which comes on automatically as you walk around the collection -starting with the history of the violin and how they are made, followed by a beautiful collection of instruments. An exciting feature is the posibility to listen to music played on each instrument simply by dialing in the number of the exhibit,... More 

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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

No one in the Tourist Info office spoke English and could explain where to buy the tickets (in a cafe). No signage to direct you to the location of the museum. Very frustrating and time comsuming to find this small collection!!!

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I like the idea of visiting the Violins Museum and to have someone to play the violins. The violins were from Stradivari, Amati and Guarnieri. All the very best

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We were invited to visit the place and we had one of the most beautiful experiences from our life. It was a great feeling to see all those violins, carring hundreds of years of history in their music:) I am happy we got the chance to see them.

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