CASTELLO MONTELIFRÈ, SAN GIOVANNI D’ASSO (SI)

The name Montelifré probably derives from Lombard etymological origins, possibly Liutfrido or Lifredi.The first written documentation of the castle’s presence dates to before the year 1000 A.D. The first definitive documentation of the entire town, from the year 1213, states: “The heads of sixteen families of the land declared their[…]

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CASTELLO NOBILI VITELLESCHI, LABRO (RI)

The current castle is built above what were, until the fifteenth century, the walls of a stone fortress.The halls of the villa, still inhabited by the noble Vitelleschi family, are completely furnished with family heirlooms, paintings and furniture handed down through the generations. Of particular interest is the intact family[…]

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CASTELLO RUSPOLI, VITERBO

Located between Rome and Florence, Castello Ruspoli offers visitors the possibility of exploring cultural activities, unique travel experiences, and an immersion in local culture and in the history of the Ruspoli family.Pope Paul III donated both the castle and the land of Vignanello to his niece Beatrice Farnese in 1531,[…]

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CASTELLO SONNINO, MONTESPERTOLI (FI)

King Umberto I, Vittorio Emanuele III, poet Gabriele D’Annunzio and statesman Giovanni Giolitti were just some of the illustrious guests who stayed at Castello Sonnino in the early years of the twentieth century. The Castello di Montespertoli is located in an important strategic position, only 20 km from Florence, on[…]

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CASTLE BLATNA, BLATNA

The castle and grounds at Blatna are without doubt one of the most important monuments of their type in this country today from an architectural and historical standpoint. The castle’s long history, which starts in the late 12th century, its distinct architectural style in a rare surviving environment of parks[…]

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CASTLE OF GRAND-BIGARD, BRUXELLES

The castle in the village of Grand Bigard (Groot-Bijgaarden), 7 km from Brussels, is surrounded by a large moat, its deep waters reflect the centuries-old beech trees. A five-arch bridge, headed by two heraldic lions from 17th century, leads the visitor to the drawbridge that gives access to the fortified[…]

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CENTRO NACIONAL DE CULTURA, LISBON

Centro Nacional de Cultura (CNC) was founded in 1945 as an “intellectuals’ club” in which to exchange ideas. It was the brainchild of a group of monarchists who wished to defend a free culture. Throughout the 50s and 60s it developed to become a democratic forum and by the late seventies,[…]

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CERTOSA DI PONTIGNANO, CASTELNUOVO BERARDENGA (SI)

Certosa with villain the heart of Chianti, just a few km from Siena, for an unforgettable stay in Tuscany. Enchanting garden, conference halls,parking area, wifi.The Certosa di Pontignano (Pontignano Charterhouse), also known as the Certosa di San Pietro, is a Carthusian monastery and church in the neighborhood of Pontignano, within[…]

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CHÂTEAU DE SAINT-BARTHÉLEMY, PERNES LES FONTAINES (PROVENCE)

Immersed in an astounding garden à la française, the Château de Saint-Barthélemy is the perfect place for a musical escapade in the beautiful region of Provence. With its many rooms and its Gaveau piano of 1911, the Château naturally lends itself to a musical residency, while offering leisure activities for[…]

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CORTE BEBBI, BIBBIANO (RE)

The ancient name of the place where this elegant rural court is located was “Ager baebianus” which indicated the ownership of the Latin Bebii family. Corte Bebbi has therefore a very long and articulated history, which has left its mark in the name given to this elegant rural courtyard dating[…]

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