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Music, luthiers, theatre and violins. discover cremona and its unesco world heritage treasures

the museo del violino,
two famous festivals,
over 150 luthiers,
the art of bakery.
are you ready to
discover cremona?

Cremona is the city where, for nearly 500 years, violins have been created and the jewels of the past have been studied, restored and played. The sound echoes in the violin makers’ workshops: wonderfully creative spaces you could spend hours visiting. There are over 150 in the city. The world’s greatest soloists have been here, from Uto Ughi to Accardo. The memory of the past is entrusted to the futuristic Museo del Violino, where multimedia installations and precious specimens of Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri introduce visitors to instruments and their amazing secrets.

 

The perfect Auditorium. The Cremona Auditorium is a sinuous wooden hull with the stage in the middle and a heavenly sound quality, pride of Yasuhisa Toyota, the wizard of acoustics. This is the only place where you can listen to the sound of historic instruments like the Stradivari “Vesuvius 1727”, one of the masterpieces of the Museo del Violino collections, entrusted to international soloists for the cycle of “Audizioni”. Or you can attend two famous international festivals devoted to two exceptional personages: Stradivari and Monteverdi, whose works are featured every year also at the Teatro Ponchelli. Or experience the exp...

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CULT CITY MAP/ Cremona in ten things to do and see

CULT CITY Ambassador

“All musicians feel at home in Cremona. It’s the global capital of violin making, a city that lives for music. Just like me”.
Sergej Krylov
VIOLINIST
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CULT CITY LIFE/ Cremona THREE UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES

Cremona / DRONE EFFECT

The Torrazzo of Cremona dominates piazza del Comune. Climb the 112-metre structure and you’ll be treated to a unforgettable view

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Cremona / TORRONE TOWN

The symbol of Cremona’s baking traditions, nougat has a long – and sweet – history and is now celebrated by its very own Festival

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Cremona / WALLED CITIES

Take a trip to Pandino, Pizzighettone or Soncino and you’ll discovered walled cities bearing the marks of centuries of battle

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CULT CITY GALLERY/ THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PICTURES OF Cremona

Cremona, Lombardia
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Cattedrale di Cremona
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Chiesa di San Sigismondo, Cremona
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Museo Archeologico, Cremona
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Museo Civico “Ala Ponzone ”, Cremona
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Museo del Violino, Cremona
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Piazza del Comune, Cremona
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Palazzo Stanga Trecco, Cremona
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To explore Cremona by bicycle, boat or on foot, start from the Parco del Po.
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Teatro Ponchielli, Cremona
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