Kapoors Year 9A: Paris/Sicily/Myanmar/Nepal travel blog

We Didn't Have Time To Visit The Violin Museum, But We Could...

This Was The Home Of Stradivari, The Most Famous Violin-Maker Of All...

As We Walked Along The Cobblestone Streets Towards The Main Square, We...

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And On The Opposite Side Of The Main Square, The Cathedral, Seat...

At Last We Spotted The Violinist, Others Had Arrived On Bicycles, And...

The Sound Of The Violin Was 'Music' To My Ears, I Had...

I Most Definitely Will Be Buying A Bicycle Myself When We Settle...

When I Spotted This Confection Shaped Like A Violin, I Just Had...

Others Were Looking At More Permanent Souvenirs, But I Liked The Fact...

As We Left The Old Square, I Snapped This Photo Showing The...


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BACKGROUND

Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Italy chapter on Lombardy and the Lakes has to say about Cremona:

“A wealthy, independent city-state for centuries, Cremona boasts some fine architecture. The city is best known around the world, however, for its violin-making traditions. It was in Cremona that Antonio Stradivari lovingly put together his first Stradivarius violins, helping establish a tradition that continues today. Some 100 violin-making workshops in the streets around Piazza del Comune can be visited.

Cremona’s medieval heart, with its magnificent cathedral, is a beauty. Cremona was an independent commune (town council) until the 14th century, when the Viscontis of Milan added it to their growing collection. To maintain the difference between the secular and spiritual, buildings connected with the Church were erected on the eastern side of Piazza del Comune, and those concerned with secular affairs were constructed across the way.”

KAPOORS ON THE ROAD

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