Luthiers Paolo Sorgentone and Michele Mecatti have made and restored violins, violas and cellos for some of the world’s leading performers.

If Antonio Stradivari came back to life, he would feel at home in a workshop whose prized woods can be recognized by their fragrance, a place where craftsmanship and musicianship spur each other on to excellence. Guests are treated to an in-depth tour of the bottega in the company of a maestro liutaio – with a melodic surprise in store at the end.