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Cremona: Birthplace of Stradivari violin

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Cremona is a little town in the Lombardy region of Italy. The convenient location makes Cremona an excellent day trip from nearby Milan, Bergamo, Verona, Parma or Brescia.


Despite its small size, Cremona is known as the violin-making capital of the world and home to some of the greatest violin makers in history such as Antonio Stradivari, Guarneri del Gesù, and Andrea Amati.


If you're looking for things to do in Cremona with kids, you've come to the right place! This charming Italian town offers a variety of kid-friendly activities, from exploring the historic cathedral to learning about the incredible art of violin-making. Here are some of the best things to do in Cremona with kids:

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Visit the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta: This historic cathedral is a must-see for any visitor to Cremona.


Climb the Torrazzo bell tower, the tallest pre-industrial structure in Europe, to admire the views of the city, explore the beautiful interior, and learn about the cathedral’s history.

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Violin Museum

Explore one of the world's most important violin museums, where you can learn about the city's deep musical roots, and see some of the world's finest instruments. 

Click here to book your Violin Museum Tickets.


Take a tour of a violin workshop: Cremona is famous for its violin-making, and you can learn all about this craft on a guided tour.

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Visit one of the many beautiful parks and playgrounds along the Po river, making it a great place to spend a day with the family.

Visitors of all ages are sure to enjoy their visit to Cremona, where they can soak up the city’s musical history and explore its impressive architecture.




One of the most important months in the local calendar is November, when Cremona celebrates the Torrone Festival. Cremona has a lot going on during the festival: parades, workshops and shows that make the day magical for children. However, the town is very busy during the festival. If you want to avoid the crowds, just go there at other times.


Also check out the Violin Museum's website before your visit, they often organise concerts and special events that you might want to attend.

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