History of the Cremonese violin-making tradition
The city of Cremona has had an indissoluble bond with violin-making tradition since the 16th century, when the Amati, Stradivari and Guarneri del Gesù families took craftsmanship to the highest level in the world. It is from the desire to preserve this priceless custom that the Violin Museum, opened in 2013 in the Palazzo dell’Arte, was founded.
The exhibition, consisting of ten display areas, tells the story of Cremonese luthiers’ workshops, with a special focus on the masters who worked there, like Antonio Stradivari, known for his instruments of the highest workmanship. There are, in fact, numerous instruments produced by the master in the collection that, besides being a pleasure to look at, produce a unique sound—a melody that can be heard in the interactive areas of the museum, immersing visitors in an extravaganza of musical polyphony.