6 Cultural Tours in Province of Cremona That You Shouldn't Miss

August 24, 2021 Roger Rusk

The Province of Cremona (Italian: Provincia di Cremona) is a province in the Lombardy region of Italy. Its capital city is Cremona.
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1. The Secret of Stradivari Violin in Cremona: visit the Violin-maker School

Via Giovanni Maria Platina, 66, 26100 Cremona CR, Italy Academia Cremonensis
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5.0 based on 2 reviews

The Academia Cremonensis is a School of Violinmaking and Bowmaking. Students learn how to make a violin or a bow.

Inclusions: Professional guide, All taxes, fees and handling charges, Local taxes

Exclusions: Souvenir item and T-Shirt (available to purchase), Apron with the logo of Academia (available to purchase)

Reviewed By Willem B

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

2. Baptistery Entrance - Official

Cathedral of Cremona, Piazza del Comune, 26100 Cremona CR, Italy Cremona Baptistery - Museum of Romanesque Stones of Cathedral
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4.4 based on 9 reviews

The construction of the Baptistery began in March 1167. The dimensions are considerable: 34 meters high and 20.50 meters in diameter. The Romanesque-style building has an octagonal plan and is crowned by an elegant gallery. It originally had 3 gates: to the north, south and east; the last two were closed in 1592. The north door, which overlooks the square, is framed by a porch with two column-bearing lions, similar to the porch of the adjacent Cathedral. The executive technique of the brick vault anticipated that of Brunelleschi's dome in Florence by about two centuries. The light inside filters through a double series of superimposed mullioned windows and the lamp placed on the top of the dome. At the center stands the large octagonal cistern: a monolithic block of red Verona marble, crowned by a small statue of the Risen Christ. The three altars inside are dedicated to the Madonna Addolorata, to the Crucifix and to S. Biagio.

Inclusions: Cremona Baptistery entrance


Reviewed By tj0nesbari

We have visited countless European places of worship. The Baptistry at the Cremona Cathedral is special. It is inspiring and when we were there, they were playing appropriate music as a backdrop to the visual splendor.

3. Cremona private guided walking tour

Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 49, 26100 Cremona CR, Italy Cremona Faberest

Come explore Cremona, a city rich in examples of beautiful medieval architecture, although mostly known for its famous violin-making traditions. Follow your guide through the alleys of its intimate old quarter and discover its wonderfully hidden gems.

Inclusions: private tour led by an expert guide

Exclusions: entrance fees to museums/attractions (in case you decide to visit any of them in particular), food & drinks

4. Stradivari museum & Cremona private guided tour

Piazza della Repubblica, Milano MI, Italy Gio & co

Cremona is a splendid medieval town in northern Italy located next to river Po where life still goes on with calm and stress-free: the famous Stradivari master was born in this town where he created the most important violins ever built in the world. Choosing this tour in Cremona you will see the museum of violin with lots of important musical instruments. Cremona has a splendid cathedral with 15th century frescos and painting: the baptistery of Cremona is also really a very interesting and unforgettable medieval religious building. This is a private guided tour for your group only or only for you if you are a single tourist.

Inclusions: Cremona: on foot guided city tour with professional tour leader

Exclusions: food and drinks are not included, Stradivari's museum tickets not included, baptistery entrance tickets not included

Reviewed By ouimonsieuroui

Giorgio is a very good and friendly guide. We had a great time to discover Lugano and Morcote with him. We really apreciate his large culture about all the monuments and places we visited. We highly recommand Giorgio. Sebastiano

5. Cremona Private tour with access to the Violin Museum

Museo del Violino, Piazza Guglielmo Marconi, 5, 26100 Cremona CR, Italy BEST ITALY TOUR

Guided tour of the Violin Museum: multisensory journey to discover the great luthier tradition with the collections of ancient instruments by Amati, Guarneri and Stradivari and contemporary instruments Guided tour of the monumental complex in Piazza del Comune: Cathedral, Baptistery, Torrazzo, Palazzo Comunale, Loggia dei Militi, visit of the interior of the Cathedral, guided tour of the Baptistery with the Cathedral's collection of Romanesque stones. Visit to the historic shops of the city

Inclusions: private guide in language, Bottled water, Small final tasting

Exclusions: tips

6. Discover Cremona

Piazza del Comune, ., 26100 Cremona CR, Italy Associazione CrArT

Visiting a city means walking through its streets, discovering its secrets, savoring its traditions. The guided tour allows you to discover the city through the main monuments of the historic center to get in touch with its millenary history rich in art and music. Not only licensed tour guides but also local! to discover curiosities, customs and traditions directly from those who experience the city every day!

Inclusions: Visit service with a qualified local guide.

Exclusions: Entrance fees, food, beverages, transport services and accommodation are excluded.

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