Le Dimore del Quartetto


Le Dimore del Quartetto enhances the cultural heritage and the territory in collaboration with:

The ACCR (Association des Centres culturels de rencontre) was created in France in 1973 and recognised as a registered charity ten years later. In 2021, the ACCR brings together 20 French members and around 20 members from the rest of the world. As heritage sites dedicated to innovative artistic, cultural and scientific projects, the network’s members are heavily involved in the promotion of the cultural sector, in education, and in issues of regional development. As recipients of the state-owned label “Centre Culturel de Rencontre” (now “Heritage Site for Culture” in English), they and the ACCR benefit from the support of the French Ministry of Culture.
The ACCR is responsible for coordinating the network in France and developing it internationally. It enhances the regional, national and global reach of its members, from a strong local base.

Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane was founded in Rome on March 4th, 1977, following the example of similar associations already operating in other European countries.

It was built up thanks to the commitment and passion of some faithful owners which are custodians of this important historical and artistic heritage. For 40 years ASDI has been working facilitating conservation, enhancing and managing  historic houses.

The Association:

  • Favors consulting and legal, administrative, fiscal and technical assistance to its members for the purpose of safeguarding, preserving, enhancing and managing historic homes;
  • Maintains relations with the competent public bodies;
  • Collaborates with similar national and international associations, in particular with European ones having similar purposes and is a member of the EHH (European Historic Houses);
  • Promotes studies, research and initiatives aimed at achieving social goals;
  • Works for proposing a more adequate European and national legislative system;
  • Promotes cultural tourism of excellence through the portal and thanks to the hospitality provided in the most prestigious historic houses open to the public.

Cambi Casa d’Aste was founded in Genoa in 1998, and already from its first house sales it distinguished itself in auction sales at an international level.
Initially specialised in antique art auctions, today its offer is divided into three macro areas: antique, modern and luxury.
Over the years, the departments of Modern Art and Design, Oriental Art, Jewellery, and Watches have undergone significant development.

In 2004, with the move to the prestigious Castello Mackenzie premises, a long season of success and great expansion began and, ten years later, the desire to impose itself on the international market was marked by the inauguration, in 2013, of the Milanese headquarters in Palazzo Serbelloni. In the same year, following numerous record sales, Cambi surpassed 23 million euros for the first time, becoming the leading auction house in Italy in terms of turnover.

During the second decade of the 21st century Cambi continued to collect national and international records in all departments, which currently number twenty-six and cover all areas of art and collecting.

Cambi is today an Italian and international reference point for the art and collectors’ market, thanks to catalogues edited by a staff of qualified experts and to auctions, which alternate in the Genoa and Milan offices.
The participation of the best Italian collectors and a selected international clientele has allowed the company to set record adjudications and to conduct important House Sales of entire collections, with great success.

CoopCulture, with more than 30 years of activity and a widespread presence in more than 250 museums, archeological sites, cultural places, libraries, villages and itineraries all along the peninsula, it is the greatest cooperative working in the cultural sector in Italy. It offers innovative solutions for the needs of an ever-changing and it contributes to the creation of an economy based on the development of territories and on social cohesion.

Dimore Storiche Bergamo is a group of 16 historic owners of historic houses in the region of Bergamo, most of whom are members of Associazione Dimore Storiche Italiane, united by the desire of make known and available to all the charm and beauty of this places, often unknown because hidden behind a door or a gate and usually closed to the public.
Dimore Storiche Bergamo has launched in 2018 the event “Sundays for Villas, Palaces and Castles”, with which every year on April and May’s Sundays, the Houses of Bergamo open to the public with guided visits in many cases led by the owners themselves, with the aim of revealing the hidden wonders of Bergamo’s heritage.

Are part of the group: Castello di Valverde, Palazzo Agliardi, Palazzo Terzi, Villa la Gargana, Villa Grismondi-Finardi, Villa dei Tasso, Castello Camozzi Vertova, Castello di Cavernago, Castello di Lurano, Palazzo Barbò, Palazzo Oldofredi Tadini Botti, Tenuta Castello di Grumello, Villa Pagnoncelli Folceri, Villa Pesenti Agliardi, Villa Redona-Medolago Albani, Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi and Convento di San Nicola.”

Direzione regionale Musei Lombardia coordinates and promotes state museums at the regional level by encouraging collaboration with other territorial entities to improve the quality of services. 

The museum involved in Direzione regionale Musei Lombardia are:

  • MUPRE – Museo Nazionale della Preistoria della Valle Camonica 
  • Parco Archeologico Nazionale dei Massi di Cemmo 
  • Parco Nazionale delle Incisioni Rupestri 
  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Valle Camonica
  • Villa Romana e Antiquarium
  • Castello Scaligero
  • Grotte di Catullo e Museo Archeologico di Sirmione
  • Cappella Espiatoria
  • Museo del Cenacolo Vinciano
  • Museo della Certosa di Pavia
  • Museo Archeologico Nazionale della Lomellina
  • Palazzo Besta
  • Parco Archeologico e Antiquarium di Castelseprio

It has been more than 60 years since Giovanni D’Uva, a 19 years old enterpreneur, requested an audience with the then Archbishop of Milan Cardinal Giovanni Battista Montini (future Pope St. Paul VI) to propose installing in the Duomo the first multilingual audio guides he invented. Today, D’UVA, a company run by Giovanni’s daughter Ilaria, is a digital interpretation laboratory that over the years has created a team of diverse minds, passionate about technology, music, computer science, design, mechanics, architecture, and art history, working to develop innovative visitor projects.

D’UVA has an established presence in the cultural heritage industry and, exclusively, in prestigious venues including St. Mark’s Basilica, Teatro La Fenice, Fondazione Giorgio Cini and Scuola Grande di San Rocco in Venice, the Cathedrals of Milan and Pisa, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Roman Forum in Rome, the Pompeii and Herculaneum excavations, and the Chapel and Museum of San Gennaro in Naples.

EuAbout Lab ASBL –  European Association for Research, Educational, Cultural and Social Innovation is a no-profit association under Belgian law, which aims to promote, support, represent the Italian cultural organizations and cultural and creative industries in European Union. EuAbout Lab ASBL is based in the European Quarter in Brussels and is strictly connected with Euro Project

Lab, an Italian consultancy firm based in Milan. The association was born from the awareness that the Italian cultural heritage, in its uniqueness and relevance, is an “unicum”, and, at the same time, it is a pillar of European identity. However, this relevance is still unexpressed in the context of the European Union with regards financial access, transnational and international projects, exchanges and networking. The main scope of EuAbout Lab is to be a response to this gap, becoming a concrete and real reference point for all Italian cultural and creative organisations in Europe.

The Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe | Europa Nostra is the European voice of civil society committed to safeguarding and promoting cultural and natural heritage. It was founded on 29 November 1963 in Paris and for over 50 years, they have celebrated, protected and lobbied for cultural heritage. Europa Nostra is today recognised as the most representative heritage organisation in Europe with members from over 40 countries.

Consulted by the European Commission and the European Council, the European Historic Houses Association is an umbrella organisation gathering 22 national associations of historic houses and 2 observer countries.
The Association is the voice, at the European level, of about 50,000 European historic houses to the institutions, the politicians, the medias and the enterprises. Its aims are:

  • To promote European cooperation regarding the conservation of historic houses and gardens;
  • To provide a platform for the exchange of information and support for national historic house associations;
  • To promote interest in the historical, aesthetic, educational, environmental, economic and social aspects of historic houses and gardens;
  • To promote the extension and improvement of current historic houses, parks, gardens and estates to enable society as a whole to enjoy their attractions, beauty and story.

The Association plans numerous activities and special events to highlight the contribution of family-owned heritage houses

From the will of the heirs of Arnoldo and Alberto Mondadori, FAAM was born as memory conservation centre of the editorial work, in 40 years it has progressively expanded its areas of activity, promoting initiatives of training, dissemination and  promotion in the book trades.

The Fondazione Brivio Sforza was born in 2012 with the aim of encouraging the collection of testimonies, the preservation, enhancement and knowledge of the historic, cultural and artistic heritage of the Brivio Sforza, Trivulzio and Barbianodi Belgiojoso d’Este families.
The foundation preserves the collection of documents, correspondences and books of the archive that has been built up throughout the past centuries.
In order to favor the confrontation and involvement of scholars, artists, both private, public, national and international institutions, it promotes the studies related to the history of their families through cultural events taking place at Palazzo Brivio Sforza in Milan and at Villa Belgiojoso in Merate (LC).

Fondazione Cologni dei Mestieri d’Arte is a private, non-profit institution
founded in Milan in 1995 by Franco Cologni, who is its President.
It promotes a series of cultural, scientific and popular initiatives for the protection and dissemination of art professions.
With its publishing series “Mestieri d’Arte” and “Ricerche” (Marsilio Editori), it aims to historically reconstruct the reality of these activities of excellence up to the present day, looking at the great tradition of Italian savoir-faire. With Carthusia he publishes the series ‘Storietalentuose’, created to make the very young know and love the professions of the great Italian craft tradition.
It conceived and produces the six-monthly magazine ‘Mestieri d’Arte & Design.
Crafts Culture’, dedicated to the excellence of craftsmanship and design, distributed to Elle Decor Italia subscribers and in important and prestigious institutions and museums of applied arts. With the training placements of the project ‘Una Scuola, un Lavoro. Paths of Excellence’ has actively supported the training of young people in high craftsmanship and their insertion into the world of work over the last 10 years.
It collaborates with Starhotels, OMA and Gruppo Editoriale on the patronage project ‘La Grande Bellezza’, in support of Italian craftsmanship.
It also collaborates with the Michelangelo Foundation for creativity and
craftsmanship, in the two-year project ‘Homo Faber. Crafting a more human
future’. It carries out an intense scientific and teaching activity, collaborating with prestigious public and private cultural institutions: among them SDA Bocconi, Milan Polytechnic, Creative Academy, La Triennale, FAI-Fondo Ambiente Italiano, Centre du Luxe et de la Création, INMA-Institut National des Métiers d’Art.

The Fondazione Giorgio Cini was created in 1951 by Vittorio Cini to commemorate his son Giorgio, who had died tragically in an air crash in 1949. The Foundation is the earliest example in Italy of a private organization whose principal aims included humanistic studies at a time when collective interest was focused on economics, science, and technology. Vittorio Cini made his Foundation an heir to a centuries-old tradition of the Island of San Giorgio Maggiore: he gave it the historical role and vocation of the monastery whose legacy he wished to perpetuate. Today the Fondazione Giorgio Cini is an internationally recognized cultural institution which continues to draw inspiration from its original vocation and at the same time plays a leading role as a center for studies and a venue for meetings and debate on current issues.

To communicate and tell the whole world the Italian talents for Beauty, in its broadest and universal sense, as an indissoluble part of our identity: this is the mission of Fondazione Italia Patria della Bellezza. Born in 2014 to support and promote projects and initiatives in the Italian territory, the foundation takes advantage of an Advisory Board, composed of experts in diverse fields and with different backgrounds, and of a Committee for Institutional Relations.

Foundation Frison Horta is an Active Cultural Bridge Between East & West Restoring, Preserving and Sustaining Rich Art & Craft of the By-Gone Era, in an Artistic Art de Vivre form. The Foundation Aims to foster greater understanding and Appreciation of Rich Heritage, Métiers d’Art and Cultural Traditions of East particularly of India in Europe and vice versa, due to which a wider audience is getting aware of restoration and preservation- the revival of Art Nouveau in its full-form and about how important it is to save the handful of buildings left of Horta, witnessing the Belle époque and rich métiers des arts and craftsmanship of a by gone Era. It is most crucial to preserve them as these are rare Architectural Jewels.

Frison is Exceptionally the only Horta house that is lived in and is also a Foundation- a Living Museum sharing its unique tale Globally.

The Asociación de Propietarios de Casas Históricas y Singulares was bord in Spain in 1994 with the aim to group together the owners of historic houses so to promote and preserve them.
Since its foundation, this association is part of the European Historic Houses Association.

Garden Route Italia is the project for the enhancement of Italian gardens promoted by APGI, the Italian Gardens and Parks Association. It is the official guide to the gardens of Italy, an invitation to embark on a journey through space and time. Since the Renaissance, Italian gardens have been extraordinary beacons of beauty, disclosing the history and true essence of the areas where they have been created.

Marco and Beatrice Villa have founded Gite in Lombardia moved by the will of letting everyone know about the immense natural and cultural heritage of Lombardy region, and by a deep passion for the territory. In 2014 they created the website giteinlombardia.it and in 2017 the Associazione di Promozione Sociale Gite in Lombardia with the aim to involve more and more people in an active, original and aware discovery of what is there, only few steps away from home.

In 2017, Gite in Lombardia has been awarded by Fondazione Cariplo as one of the best ideas of Cultural Innovation in Italy.

Founded in 1973, Historic Houses helps owners of UK historic houses, parks and gardens maintain and conserve their significant homes in the interest of the nation’s heritage. It carries out important lobbying, advisory and marketing work on behalf of member properties and runs an access scheme for the general public. These are listed buildings or registered gardens, usually Grade I or II* and often rated as outstanding.

Around 500 of these properties open their doors to visitors for days out, special tours, school visits, film locations, weddings and events, or as memorable places to stay, attracting between them around 26 million visitors each year. Others open by appointment or for special visits, weddings or corporate events. Historic Houses works for the future of these houses, the heritage they conserve and the businesses, families and employees they support by lobbying at national, regional and local level.

Since 1934, Historic Houses & Gardens of Belgium has been committed to the protection, promotion and safeguarding of the country’s historic heritage in private hands.
Vesta, an initiative of Historic Houses & Gardens, is a network of exceptional private houses, jewels of the Belgian heritage, which their passionate and enthusiastic owners have decided to open at least partially to the public. By visiting these places, you not only offer yourself a moment of pure wonder but also support the owners.

Il Museo Teatrale alla Scala è nato da importanti riflessioni sull’identità culturale e sul rapporto con la città e custodisce cimeli, libri e opere d’arte legate al mondo dell’opera lirica e del teatro in generale, e racconta le incredibili vicende di oltre duecento anni di una storia fatta da compositori, cantanti, direttori d’orchestra, ballerini, librettisti, impresari che hanno vissuto tra queste mura i momenti più significativi delle loro vite.

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his
collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.

The museum consists of 24 rooms, where visitors can admire some of the greatest masterpieces of all time, such as the Portrait of a Musician by Leonardo da Vinci, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, the cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Titian, the Madonna of the Pavilion by Sandro Botticelli and the magnificent Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel.

In addition to Renaissance artworks, the museum’s collections include paintings by important 17th-century Lombard artists (Morazzone, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Daniele Crespi and Carlo Francesco Nuvolone), as well as 18th-century painters (Giandomenico Tiepolo, Fra’ Galgario, Francesco Londonio), and also a notable cluster of 19th- and early 20th-centuries artists like Andrea Appiani, Francesco Hayez and Emilio Longoni.

The Pinacoteca Ambrosiana was established in April 1618, when Cardinal Federico Borromeo donated his
collection of paintings, drawings and statues to the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, which he had founded in 1607.

The museum consists of 24 rooms, where visitors can admire some of the greatest masterpieces of all time, such as the Portrait of a Musician by Leonardo da Vinci, The Basket of Fruit by Caravaggio, the cartoon for the School of Athens by Raphael, the Adoration of the Magi by Titian, the Madonna of the Pavilion by Sandro Botticelli and the magnificent Vases of Flowers by Jan Brueghel.

In addition to Renaissance artworks, the museum’s collections include paintings by important 17th-century Lombard artists (Morazzone, Giulio Cesare Procaccini, Daniele Crespi and Carlo Francesco Nuvolone), as well as 18th-century painters (Giandomenico Tiepolo, Fra’ Galgario, Francesco Londonio), and also a notable cluster of 19th- and early 20th-centuries artists like Andrea Appiani, Francesco Hayez and Emilio Longoni.

A key objective of sEL is responsible restoration and future preservation of House Landfort.

sEL gave Huis Landfort a rebirth and turned it into a well-appointed, plant-, tree- and flower-rich country estate where interested visitors are explained the aesthetic values of historic country estates, how natural values are exploited at country estates, what sight axes are, etc.
All living quarters have been upholstered in style and furnished with (art) objects from the house’s own collection, the Luyken donation, loans and acquired objects, together providing a coherent and attractively furnished house. The country house is privately occupied. After all, experience shows that occupation is a good way of preserving a historic country house. This way, the house and the garden are well cared for, lived in and thus prevent the house from becoming a museum.

Tales Hotels Collection is a collection of hotels in Europe, fascinating historic palaces and country  estates, castles and small villages, in perfect harmony with the urban and natural environment. Their history is intertwined with the surroundings territories and, for this reason, they offer an authentic immersion in the local culture.

The Italian Touring Club is a private non-profit association that asks its members – recipients and actors of the mission – to be protagonists of a great task: to take care of Italy as a common good so that it is better known, attractive, competitive and welcoming.
For this reason the Italian Touring Club contributes to produce knowledge, protect and enhance the landscape, the artistic and cultural heritage and the economic productive excellence of the territories, through widespread volunteering and an ethical, responsible and sustainable travel tourism practice.
Triennale Milano Teatro hosts and produces theater, dance and contemporary music performances in a multidisciplinary perspective and with an international vocation. Performances address great contemporary issues through different visual and expressive languages.

Variabile K deals with urban regeneration and cultural participation in Herculaneum and the Vesuvian area. The aim is to create spaces for aggregation, reactivate neglected areas, and enhance the material and immaterial heritage of the city. Variabile K works with children, citizens and artists to connect and redesign the city, making it more welcoming to all. Everything is done by listening to the territory, building furniture with reused materials, giving free rein to creativity and that of the many who are joining Variabile K.