We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Message from Tripadvisor: Temporarily closed

Collezione dei Violini di Palazzo Comunale

83 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Message from Tripadvisor: Temporarily closed

Collezione dei Violini di Palazzo Comunale

83 Reviews
Sorry, there are no tours or activities available to book online for the date(s) you selected. Please choose a different date.
Google
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Cremona
from $7.15
More Info
from $8.58
More Info
from $14.29
More Info
Full view
Location
Contact
Piazza del Comune 8, 26100 Cremona Italy
Get to know the area
Museum entrance ticket - Full
Attraction Tickets

Museum entrance ticket - Full

29 reviews
google
It’s not every day that you can see a rare Stradivarius violin. With a ticket to Cremona’s Violin Museum, you can admire a number of these instruments crafted by Antonio Stradivari in the 17th century along with other historic instruments. Learn about the history and production of violins, as well as the techniques used by Cremona’s most famous master luthier to create his legendary instruments, with an audio guide.
$14.29 per adult
83Reviews1Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 48
  • 20
  • 11
  • 3
  • 1
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
545medva wrote a review Oct 2017
Budapest, Hungary3,992 contributions794 helpful votes
A visit to the Palazzo Comunale is something special. You see some of the very famous violins, and you can also see the frescos, and a part of the nice building.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2017
Helpful
Share
Drop4rain wrote a review Oct 2017
500 contributions80 helpful votes
In the heart of the city, at the Comune Square (Palazzo Comunale), there is a Duomo of Cremona. The set of violins of the town hall is an exhibition of violins that includes some of the violin masterpieces of Cremona. The Museum also allows to visit the old salons of the palace. That is countered one of the masterpieces of Lombardy buildings. At the side, the highest tower Torrazzo in Europe is located. In the context of the Town Hall, which has some historic frescoes of great value, You can see about 10 masterpieces of selected famous violins and admire various violins, violas, etc. The admission is free, there is also a lift for the people who can't do stairs.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2017
Helpful
Share
Harmonicaharold wrote a review Aug 2015
Tel Aviv, Israel1,358 contributions164 helpful votes
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 to take us to the most amazing sights in the town. Firstly opposite the Cathedral is the Palazzo Comunale that has FREE entry and is a must as it is full of treasures and beautifully appointed meeting & conference rooms. You can feel the joy & glory of civic politics here. Then he ran us ragged for about 2 happy hours at the natural history museum, Stradivarius' house, and the most amazing building entranceways that would be reason enough to visit Cremona. Alessandro was happy to share beer with us as recompense. He made Cremona one of our trips' highlights. We ran into another younger Alissandro in Brescia's St. Giullia museum who gladly showed us around - how amazing is that. The Italians are so nice.
Read more
Date of experience: August 2015
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
DarzDarz wrote a review Dec 2014
Portland, Oregon55 contributions45 helpful votes
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 there as she loves violins and she cried of joy for the entire time!
Read more
Date of experience: December 2014
Helpful
Share
Darek_Swidnica wrote a review Nov 2014
Swidnica, Poland176 contributions24 helpful votes
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!
Read more
Helpful
Share
Previous
Frequently Asked Questions about Collezione dei Violini di Palazzo Comunale