We are delighted to announce that our 9th Annual Meeting will be held in Cremona, an ancient city in the northern part of Italy and in the southern part of Europe. The program will cover the latest advances in clinical practice and delirium research, from diagnosis to management and clinical implementation.
Cremona laying on the banks of the river Po, Cremona has been playing a leading role in the Italian history and culture since the Roman times .Its central position in the Po floodplain and the presence of the great river made it a main junction for trade and commerce.As was customary in the past, important cities for trade were destined to become ideal places for the development of art and culture.In this way Cremona , rich in works of art, became a perfect cultural capital for arts and music. Thanks to music and in particular to the art of making stringed instruments, Cremona is a unique place in the world. It's the hometown to renowned musicians and composers like Claudio Monteverdi and Amilcare Ponchielli , after whom the theatre has been named. Cremona is above all a city in violin clef : the tie with the art of making stringed instruments is very old and inseparable from it.
Therefore, passion, interest and curiosity can be the hint to an unusual visit following the echo of the notes.
This special journey , historical and sentimental at the same time, enables you to come to know Cremona through the quality of its emotions, which here have a particularly fine and fair hue, though pervading and intimately enthralling.
The Town Hall is, together with the Torrazzo, the symbol of the city.
The musical and artistic past of Cremona has left important marks in the city to be looked for in the small streets , rich in history, and the medieval buildings , in red bricks, which turn bright golden orange at dusk, like the violins themselves. Starting from those linked to the life of the great Antonio Stradivari: the bridal house in Garibaldi Avenue, where he lived and worked since 1667, or the copy of his grave stone , today in the public gardens in Piazza Roma; all these houses were built in 1870 on the place where there had been the church and the convent of the Dominican Friars, which had received his remains.
Quite close to the gardens, in Stradivari Square, a modern statue celebrates the figure of the great master and another one welcomes the visitors at the entrance of the Town Hall. Moreover, the International School for the art of making stringed instruments, at Raimondi Palace, has been named after him, thus uniting to the celebration a wish to all the students ,who come to Cremona from all over the world to follow the courses, so that one day they too can equal his skill. Past and present, tradition and research, artisan skill and artistic sensitiveness then intertwine in a harmonious intermittence strengthening one another and being enriched by new colours , just as it happens to the sound in the sound box of a violin. For this reason, five hundred years after Andrea Amati and three centuries after the golden age of Stradivari, Guarneri and Bergonzi, in Cremona the art of making stringed instruments is livelier than ever.