Its appearance and sound is oh-so familiar, but what’s the story behind the violin? Here’s some background to this most sweet and noble of musical instruments. The violin was essentially the result of amalgamating instruments like the fiddle and the rebec. Both were early bowed string instruments that were less finessed and a little more difficult...

Cremona is a small city that treasures a world of knowledge and beauty. It boasts a splendid artistic heritage that shines in its own light and is renowned for the legendary artisan and musical tradition that has made it the home of the world's best violins. Also, storied hard-core pastry shops enchanting passers-by with their sweet temptations are...

The Torrazzo of Cremona is one of the most important historical monuments of the Lombard city. It is the highest brick tower in Europe. This place has a mysterious history and hides many peculiarities to discover. Let’s discover together the secrets of this medieval bell tower that is one of the main tourist attractions of Cremona. Symbol of the ci...

Milan is one of the most central cities in Italy for its connections and for its possibility of taking you, in one day, to places that know how to make you escape from the city chaos of the metropolis. In addition to having 2 airports capable of taking you to places in Europe, there will be no need to go too far, because in a maximum of 2 hours of...

If you want to explore places rich in history or relax, do not miss these Trips out of town with Italian destinations. Winter opens the cold and leads to a routine that can be broken by visiting some exceptional places. A trip out of town to a place full of treasures to explore or a relaxing weekend can regenerate and make the arrival of winter enj...

More than 4,500 years after an enterprising Mesopotamian stretched a few cords of catgut over a hollow wooden vessel to create the first lute, the craft of building string instruments reached a state of near-perfection in a humble workshop in Cremona, Italy. The craftsman’s name is still known around the world more than 300 years later, though his...

An international gathering will see fans of the Fiat Panda car descend on a small Italian town called Pandino on the weekend of 18-19 June. The "Panda a Pandino" event, not held since 2019, is expected to attract thousands of Panda enthusiasts to the town in the northern province of Cremona. Fans of the iconic car, which celebrated its 40th anniver...

Cremona is a city located in Lombardia and is famous all over the world for the production of violins but not only. If you are looking for what to see and do in Cremona this is definitely the article you were looking for. Here you can discover The Torrazzo and the Vertical museum, two of the main attractions of this Lombard city. But that’s not all...

The city of Cremona binds its fame not only to the extraordinary tradition linked to violin making, of which Stradivari was the greatest exponent, but also to some gastronomic excellences, and between this – first of all – to nougat, one of the Italian capitals. The nougat, in fact, is a real symbol of Cremona and its culture, and finds its temple...

It takes passion and technique, great skills and a genuine love of music to build a perfect violin. And of course precious woods not chosen at random. It is with this spirit that the italian luthiers, master violin craftsmen, called luthiers, work. It was they who started, centuries ago, an important tradition of italian manifacture that today is s...