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Museo del Violino

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Address: Piazza Marconi, 26100 Cremona, Italy
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+39 0372 080809
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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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This is a great museum, combining the history and music of Cremona with hi-tech displays. Not to be missed.

Reviewed October 6, 2016
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Evanston, Illinois
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Evanston, Illinois
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Reviewed October 6, 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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Reviewed September 5, 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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Reviewed August 25, 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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Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

My son's greatest wish was to see the museum and we didn't regret it at all. It's a modern museum with interesting interactive displays about violin making and a treasure box full of priceless Stradivari and Amati violins. I am not a musician and still thought it was very interesting. My son, who plays the violin thought it was absolutely... More 

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Holon, Israel
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Reviewed August 4, 2016

Stradivarius museum in Cremona is an exciting experience Biotr.bmkom a large selection of violins applies different vendors , including of course Stradivarius and Guarneri . Visit an interesting exhibition of the history of stringed instruments , as well as music intresting videos. Recommended and worth getting impressed from this interesting place .

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful venue for chamber music. The treasure room is unbelievable. There is no where else in the world to see original violins from the great masters in chronological and family order from Stradivarius, Amati and Guiniere.

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Reviewed July 27, 2016

A brand new and fascinating museum showcases the history of the violin in Cremona and its most important violin makers -- Stradivarius and Amati. The backing for the museum appears to come from one wealthy American family that own most of the violins on display. The large pictures of the family with various violinists takes away from the seriousness of... More 

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Reviewed July 12, 2016

I guess many people who come to Cremona do so because of violins. This new museum does a great job at displaying them in a modern setting, with up-to-date technology while still allowing the visitor to get a feel for the beauty of the instruments themselves. There are a number of old master instruments, and regular concerts in which they... More 

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Reviewed July 2, 2016

This museum is probably more interesting to a violin expert than to someone who wants to better understand the history of violin-making in Cremona. There are a lot of great violins but not much else. To be a better museum it needs to provide context, a timeline, a replica of a workshop in the time of Stradevarius. A historical perspective,... More 

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Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

The entrance fee to the museum was €5 and proved to be an excellent investment. The contents of the museum is priceless and the information provided well presented. Some of the "techy" displays were difficult to manage but we returned after lunch, when the museum was less busy, and found these displays more responsive. An essential visit if you are... More 

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