Cremona in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy is the undisputed capitol of string instruments. Suffice to sat that Stradivari, Guarnieri and Amati were all from here. Today the art is still carried on by a number of small craftsmen. This small city is a real gem and is a must stop if one is in the area. There's also the superb food but this is for another day
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Naples is one of the most fascinating cities in Italy and along with Palermo, it offers incredible cultural and historic diversity. Palermo has more varied and older architecture but Naples has greater vitality. The music alone makes it a true cultural treasure. The so called Spanish quarter is one of the most interesting places to visit. It's narrow streets and varied courtyards leave one fascinated. The sounds one hears are pure music to the ear while it's great and yet unassuming restaurants are in a class by themselves. I could go on, but I can just say that I love this great city. If I weren't Sicilian, I would certainly want to be Neapolitan. It's is my second choice, but not by much.