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.

The audience of ARCHILLUM is given a map gathering itineraries and points of cultural interest nearby the historic houses. The discovery of the territory is enacted through multisensory and different activities such as walks, local products’ and wine tastings, guided tours of the historic houses, the gardens and other cultural landmarks. 

ARCHILLUM intends to reach out a new and diverse audience. All the concerts are for 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.


Saturday, June 20th | GYLDFELDT QUARTETT, Castello di Lurano, Bergamo
Sunday, June 21st | SELINI QUARTET, Villa Vitalba Lurani Cernuschi, Almenno San Salvatore (BG)
Saturday, June 27th | ANIMATO KWARTET, Villa Clerici, Erba (CO)
Sunday, June 28th | TRIO QUODLIBET, Villa Castelbarco Pindemonte Rezzonico, Imbersago (LC)
Sunday, June 28th | QUATUOR MÉTAMORPHOSES, Abbazia di Mirasole, Opera (MI)


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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