ARCHILLUM – Itineraries of Music and Discovery is a widespread festival aimed at enhancing the heritage of hidden and less-known territories and the String Quartet repertoire played by outstanding young ensembles. A series of concerts hosted in various historic houses scattered all over the territory encourages the audience to discover the region.

ARCHILLUM intends to reach out a new and diverse audience. All the concerts are free, last 50 minutes and are introduced by the House owner and the musicians. The atmosphere of a concert played inside a historic house chamber is intimate and unique and overcomes the usual distance between the musicians and the audience in a concert hall.

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Saturday, June 20th, at 7 pm | Trio Quodlibet at Castello di Lurano, Lurano (BG)
Sunday, June 21st, at 7 pm | Quartetto Indaco at Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi, Almenno San Salvatore (BG)
Sunday, June 28th, at 7 pm | Alla Maniera Italiana String Quartet at Abbazia di Mirasole, Opera (MI)


ARCHILLUM invites a curious audience to discover the treasures of the territory. This map will guide you towards the places of cultural interest given by Touring Club Italiano and Gite in Lombardia. We suggest you to verify the openings and the accessibility of the places.

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The 6 string quartets participating to the 1st String Quartet National Competition “Sergio Dragoni” are part of Le Dimore del Quartetto network. 

During the competition period and in the previous days, participants are hosted for free in 6 Lombard historic houses, according to Le Dimore del Quartetto’s formula, giving in exchange 6 concerts (one per each residence) for free and open to the public.

This Competition is organized by Società del Quartetto di Milano in collaboration with Casa Verdi, Accademia Walter Stauffer and Le Dimore del Quartetto, and it has occurred at Casa Verdi on May 29th, 30th and 31st 2019.


Monday, May 20th 2019, 8.30 pm | QUARTETTO DAIDALOS, Mare Culturale Urbano, Milano
Wednesday, May 22nd 2019, 7 pm | QUARTETTO MANFREDI, Villa Mapelli Mozzi, Casatenovo (LC)
Saturday, May 25th 2019, 6 pm | QUARTETTO EOS, Villa Belgiojoso Brivio Sforza, Merate (LC)
Sunday, May 26th 26, 2019, 6 pm | QUARTETTO ECHOS, Castello di Caidate, Sumirago (VA)
Sunday, May 26th, 8 pm | QUARTETTO ZART, Villa Clerici, Erba (CO)
Tuesday, May 28th 2019, 8 pm | QUARTETTO CESAR FRANCK, Villa Roncate, Como

DISCOVER HERE the points of interest around the houses

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