The violin as we know it today originated in northern Italy and Cremona is known to have had one of the leading schools of violin-making. In this tour, immerse yourself in the famous city of the Violin and get acquainted with the art of making this musical instrument as well as its origins. Begin with a guided tour of the elegant city center of Cremona and view the various buildings of Romanesque art that dot the center. Then, visit the well-known Museo del Violino where you can learn about the world-famous maestro Antonio Stradivari, a luthier known to be one of the best at his art-form. Learn about his violins, the craft of violin-making and the evolution of this instrument throughout the centuries.
This ancient city has a long history, originating in 8th c. BC as a Phoenician city, then passing into the hands of the Carthaginians before finally becoming a major Roman city.
Many of Sardinia’s towns are perfect holiday destinations during the summer but Cagliari is a gem that is lovely to visit all year round.
In the heart of Sardinia, there lies an unusual place whose winding paths and wild trails take you on a journey through time.
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