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La Bottega dell’Archetto

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Interesting and Informative!

Max at the Academia Cremonensis recommended we stop and visit this shop. The shop, La Bottega... read more

Reviewed July 9, 2018
Baltimore, Maryland
A woman with a mission

Marta, the daughter of the master bow-maker Lucchi is happy to talk about bow-making and... read more

Reviewed April 4, 2018
Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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In our Bottega (workshop) near the Museo del Violino you can discover the Art of BowMaking. You can find all the materials of the bow, the tools to work on a pernambuco wood and some curiosity on old bows.
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Via Claudio Monteverdi 18/A, 26100 Cremona, Italy
+39 0372 491193
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

Max at the Academia Cremonensis recommended we stop and visit this shop. The shop, La Bottega dell’Archetto Lucchi, was opened in 1971 by the late Giovanni Lucchi, who was a musician and master bow maker. It is currently operated by his daughter, Marta. Marta gave...More

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Reviewed April 4, 2018

Marta, the daughter of the master bow-maker Lucchi is happy to talk about bow-making and violin-making to any visitor to the shop who shows an interest. No purchase is necessary or expected, But we were were so impressed with her enthusiasm for perpetuating the craft...More

Thank RogervS
Reviewed October 29, 2015

After visiting the violin museum, I decided to visit this bow maker due to the great reviews it received and boy this experience became one of the highlights of my stay in Cremona. The bow shop is now run by master Lucchi's daughter, I think...More

2  Thank 746maxl
Reviewed October 20, 2015

Marta, the daughter of bow making master Lucchi, was very informative and enthusiastic about the work that her father did. We also learned of the efforts to maintain the quality of the bow making. Highly recommend stopping here.

Thank Antonietta H
Reviewed October 19, 2015

This little shop is definitely worth a visit if you're interested in violins. The shop specializes in bows, and the owner, who is the daughter of the late Maestro Giovanni Lucchi, will tell you all about her father's art: crafting bows for string instruments. She...More

Thank Sandra V
Reviewed September 29, 2015

We had a wonderful visit with Massimo Lucchi where he taught us not only about bowmaking, but wood, hair and sound. My daughter (a college violin major) then had the chance to play different bows for nearly an hour. Needless to say, she would love...More

1  Thank Kevin B
Reviewed June 19, 2015

Although we arrived at the shop near closing time, the proprietor welcomed us in chatted to us for way past closing time about bow-making, the Lucchi School of Bow-Making (which his father founded), and Cremona in general. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative visit. Thank you...More

Thank Pauline M
Reviewed June 10, 2015

We learned so much about bow making from the shop owner. He was very engaging and gave our young son, a violinist, the opportunity to experience some very special instruments!

1  Thank layla h
Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit to this cute shop near the violin museum in Cremona. This shop gives a sample of the work done in the owners larger workshop located outside the city. The explanation of the process given my the daughter of the man that...More

2  Thank pack_more_socks
Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

We could not locate this shop by using google maps, but by chance we almost wandered right past as we left the museum. We were treated to a patient and thorough explanation of the bow-making process and why each step (and each product used) is...More

3  Thank Nyla P
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