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Academia Cremonensis

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The 'Academia Cremonensis' of Cremona is founded by an expert luthier, a very well known family of bow makers and by an entrepreneur conquered by the art of Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesu'. Situated in the splendid and noble Mina Bolzesi...more
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Via Giovanni Maria Platina 66, 26100 Cremona, Italy
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Reviewed November 20, 2018 via mobile

We had an inspiring guided tour of the Academia. It is an essential combi with a visit to the Violin Museum.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Academia_Cr, Direttore at Academia Cremonensis, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you.

Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

A real treat!! There is such a difference between seeing ‘how it’s made’ in a museum and actually visiting with real students of the craft, learning/honing their skills as instrument makers and working with such heart and diligence and craftsmanship, in the small quaint rooms...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Academia_Cr, Direttore at Academia Cremonensis, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you for your good words. Ciao. Marta

Reviewed July 7, 2018

It was our good fortune to visit the Academia Cremonsis in May of 2018. Prior to our visit I enjoyed listening to the violin, but after our visit I appreciated all that goes into making that beautiful sound. Our wonderful guide, Massimo Lucchi knows everything...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Academia_Cr, Direttore at Academia Cremonensis, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2018

Thank you, it was a pleasure for me too. Ciao Massimo

Reviewed October 29, 2017

YOu can learn a lot about the violin and about the violin making process. And where should you learne if not in the city of Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed October 22, 2017

Our private tour of the Academia was eye-opening. My conclusion is that the founder of the school figured out a way to capitalize on the Cremona vibe and history to teach others how to make a buck making and selling musical instruments. There are dozens...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Academia_Cr, Direttore at Academia Cremonensis, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

I don't agree with this idea of capitalism. I respect your suspect, someone here can think only about money, but a lot of maker think their work as a "missiion" not only a job. Everyone is free to think as he want, but I am...More

Reviewed July 25, 2017 via mobile

We went to visit last week and had the most informative and interesting couple of hours. Easy to organise via email. Genuinely warm welcome and we were able ask as many questions as we liked of Lucia, and Giovanni the master violin maker who happened...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

My wife and I were the only ones. The guide was tghe head of the school and we took 1 and a half hours and could have stayed longer. This school teaches beginners and veteran makers to craft violins in the Stradivarius method. We were...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

We made the hour train ride down from Milan for this tour of the school and an explanation of how violins and bows are made. This was the highlight of our trip to Italy. Even for two of us who do not play instruments, we...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank travelnutx4
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing school. I came to this city just to visit but with incredible people and a stunning location with tons of knowledge passed down through generations how can one resist? I will be attending their program and would advise others with a passion...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

My wife and I visited this school as part of a quick one-night detour to Cremona en route from Rome to Venice. I am incredibly glad we did so. You are visiting a working violin/cello and bow-making school. The visit begins with an overview of...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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