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Palazzo Brancadoro, that rises in the medieval streets of the historic center of Fermo, dates back to the end of the 17th century, precisely to 1669.
It was the residence of Cesare Brancadoro, belonging to one of the oldest patrician families in the city.
Born in 1755 by the Count Giuseppe and Giulia Massi, Cesare was promoted to a priestly career and on 23 February 1801 he was named cardinal with the title of S. Girolamo dei Croati.
He died in the archdiocese of Fermo on 12 September 1837, at the age of 82.
In the early 1900s, the noble floor of the palace was purchased by the Danielli family, who still owns it and still lives there. Over the years, numerous restorations and conservation interventions has been carried out to preserve their artistic and historical value.


Combining music with the beauty of places and the fascination of history to recreate a well-rounded experience, in direct contact with the musicians and in the environments for which chamber music was born and where it was heard: this is the main intent of Circolo di Ave’s format. The closeness between artist and audience creates special emotions. The seasons present several concerts at Palazzo Brancadoro and some dates at the Teatro dell’Aquila in Fermo.

All concerts and their respective dates can be found on the website:o: www.ilcircolodiave.it and in dedicated social channels.

A professional photography session can be booked at Palazzo Brancadoro to be carried out in the mansion’s frescoed rooms.

Half day: € 400
Full day: € 700

The permanent collection of contemporary artworks inside the main floor of this historic mansion is the result of a careful selection of the most interesting artistic research in Italy at the moment.
Info and reservations
T. +39 335 471693
full price: 5 euros
free for those under 25


Within the Artist Residencies new project by Le Dimore del Quartetto, between October 10th and 17th, 2022, the artist Raffaele Minotto, selected by Galleria Rubin, was hosted for a week at Palazzo Brancadoro to produce sketches inspired by the places, spaces and territories that hosted him. The final works were completed later in atelier and dispalyed in a group exhibition in Milan in the courtyard of Palazzo Brivio Sforza, newly restored.

“Palazzo Brancadoro in Fermo is a place where I was able to stay for a few days, and that therefore became linked to my experience, to my memories. The smells, the creaks, the history of those rooms. And the sounds, indeed, especially these, because Palazzo Brancadoro is a house of music. If this place has remained so vital, and has not been relegated to a house museum, but rather smells of everyday life and tells of its owners, it is precisely because music always resounds in its rooms: and here, people meet, listen and make music. Life and music mingle. For a few days I too had the privilege of being part of that group, part of those places. Therefore, the works I dedicated to these rooms tell of my momentary, but pleasant, belonging, and of the most representative moments: a banquet, which tells of an evening spent all together, and an interior, a living room, which tells of recollection in solitude. I found lights different from those I am used to representing, a more intimate and collected atmosphere.”


In 2019, Anna e Paola Danielli, from their passion for music and art, have founded the cultural association Il Circolo di Ave with the aim of promoting emerging musicians, spread music of established artists trough moments of meeting and conviviality, and host art exhibitions, giving the chance to visit a place that up until now was never open to the public.
The music festival take place in the frescoed rooms of the house, including the great ballroom where brilliant musicians have entertained and involved the public with virtuosity of high value.
In the same rooms has been exhibited the work of important artists promoted by the association Karussell/contemporary art, in collaboration with the Fermo delegation of FAI.

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