Visit to the heart of Cremona, the amazing Duomo Square with its antique monuments
The itinerary begins with a visit to the Cathedral with its sixteenth-century fresco cycle in the central nave, the great Baptistery in Romanesque style, the famous Torrazzo (the highest masonry bell tower in Europe), the Town Hall with beautiful frescoed rooms and the Militia Lodge.
The tour continues with a pleasant walk in the so-called district of luthiers to see the places where Antonio Stradivari lived. The tour also includes a trip to some historical shops in Via Solferino and an interesting visit to the paved roman road where you can observe up-close two important remains of cardo and decumano streets, which are situated approx. 4 feet from street level.
The itinerary ends with the visit to a violinmaker's workshop, where the charm of a unique atmosphere comes alive: the scent of the natural varnishing, the wood, the large and small tools of the artisan, the drawings, and the internal moulds peculiar to the Cremonese tradition.
Duomo square, cathedral, bell tower, baptistery, town hall, roman street, luthiers' district and Stradivari's tomb, violinmaker's workshop.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Cremona, Duomo Square
End location: Cremona, Duomo Square
Duration: 3 hours
The price includes the guided tour (3 hours).
Admission fees are NOT included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 EUR - Euro 40.00 to 60.00 : Violinmaker's workshop.
Euro 3.00 per person: Admission fee to the Baptistery
Admission ticket to the Baptistery.
Admission fee to the violinmaker's workshop.
Any food or beverage will be at your own expense.
Transportation is extra if required.
I am not a driver. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.
I am not permitted to guide in the Russian language - only English, French and Italian.
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Good tour of a lovely city. We particularly like the 30 minutes with the violin maker - she was excellent and worth the extra fee.