An indissoluble and ancient link exists between Cremona and violinmaking. The opening of the Museo del Violino adds a splendid new page to this long history, gifting to the international community an important structure that will serve as a museum, auditorium and research hub.
At the MdV, visitors can explore five centuries of violinmaking in Cremona directly through the great maestros and their instruments: Andrea Amati, the head of the family, his sons Antonio and Girolamo, his grandson Nicolò; Antonio Stradivari, with ten masterpieces on display; Giuseppe Guarnieri “del Gesù” and his family; Lorenzo Storioni and Francesco Ruggeri.
Thanks to the contribution of the City of Cremona’s collection and loans from the Friends of Stradivari and the Walter Stauffer Foundation of Cremona, no other museum in Europe can currently boast such an important and complete display of string instruments from the school of Cremona. The 19th and 20th centuries are documented through the work of the greatest Italian violinmakers of the time and the winners of the Concorso Triennale, while in a series of dedicated spaces, the museum also pays significant tribute to contemporary masters.
Multimedia installations and a wealth of documentary displays allow everyone - from children to the most expert visitors – to enjoy an evocative and enthralling visit, in which history and instruments, fragrances, sounds and images converge to give shape to stories, dreams and emotions.
... In five minutes you will reach the famous
"Arcimboldo" and Caravaggio at the Pinacoteca
.. in ten minutes you will reach the wonderful new Archeologic Museum
in San Lorenzo