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giacomina17 wrote a review Jun 2019
Brisbane, Australia483 contributions112 helpful votes
Definitely worth a visit here. They have a Caravaggio which is what took me there. But there are other beautiful pieces in a well presented gallery. They also have temporary exhibitions.
Date of experience: June 2019
vessi80 wrote a review May 2019
North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom905 contributions323 helpful votes
This 16th century palace is worth a visit for the architecture alone but it contains centuries of truly fine Art and Antiques. Entrance is 7 euros but was included with the Lombardy Museum Pass. The Guiseppe Moroni exhibition is a treat. Wonderful paintings on Rome with hall after hall of greats in the main building. Prata, Arcimboldo, Boccaccino for starters. Upstairs in the Sala del Platina there are magnificent artefacts from Cremona Cathedral including a 15th century cabinet. Carutti's famous music collection (over four centuries of strings) is awesome. Caravaggio's famous 'St Francis in Meditation' shares stylish space with Manfredi's' Il Cristo '. Chinese and Japanese Porcelain also catch the eye. The gloriously decorated Sala Espositiva is a concert venue and late Saturday afternoon , the pianist was in full rehearsal. Just added to the atmosphere. The top floor has more paintings donated by 'La Collezione Carutti' This museum deserves firmly to be on the tourist map. It's not far from the train station so easy to visit strolling to/from the historic centre. Enthusiastic, welcoming staff . Perfect place to end my day in Cremona!…
Date of experience: May 2019
Joan D wrote a review Mar 2019
Concord, Massachusetts, United States7 contributions
Beautiful 3 dimensional paintings on walls. Great display of antique violins and guitars that have very intricate decorations and fine woodworking. They also have free concerts sundays at 11 am check schedule for days.
Date of experience: March 2019
Thomas Ozbun wrote a review Jan 2019
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions232 helpful votes
The city's main museum; The Ala Ponzone Museum. Inside were several 16th and 17th century paintings such as a beautiful and strange painting called the Ortolano by Arcimboldo, a famous 16th century painter known for representing people with fruit and vegetables. There were also some rooms with 18th and 19th century pantings, a part with asian porcelains and an archaeological section with greek and roman objects, and finally a last room with the famous violins of which Cremona is known worldwide.…
Date of experience: February 2018
Belgonzo wrote a review May 2018
Los Angeles, California68 contributions35 helpful votes
Cremona is a city with a great history of art, and there are a few nice pieces her (yet few by famous native Cremonese artists). The collection of art and instruments is worth a visit, but I would prioritize the churches and the Violin Museum first.
Date of experience: July 2017