L’arte non è mai finita, ma solo abbandonata.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Domus Artium is dedicated to excellence in the arts and to bringing back the tradition of patrons opening the doors of their historic homes and palaces for performances, exhibitions and food and wine events.

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Venice Baroque Orchestra

with Andrea Griminelli & Nina Kotova

Experience the magic of the Baroque with the greatest international artists in a fairytale setting. The historic Palazzo Ducale di Gallese opens its doors for the first time for an exclusive appointment with great music, art and the best food & wine, prepared by Michelin Star chef, Lorenzo Iozzia.

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Locations

Palazzo Ducale di Gallese

Duchi di Gallese

Located in the ancient Faliscan territory of upper Lazio, the ancient fortress of Gallese has been a coveted possession of the most important Roman noble families since the Middle Ages.

Renovated in the Renaissance by Pope Alexander VI, the castle then became the property of the Altemps family who transformed it into the current palace.The majestic entrance staircase designed by Vignola leads to the loggia and to the internal halls where a collection of priceless statues, plaster casts and ancient marbles is kept.

In the nineteenth century the palace passed into the hands of the Hardouin family of Gallese who still own it today.

Castello Ruspoli

Principi ruspoli

Castello Ruspoli is a 16th-century castle situated In northern Lazio. The area has the greatest concentration of historic gardens in the world and is surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and Italy’s largest producers of hazel nuts. Castello Ruspoli continues to be the property of the Ruspoli family, an old and noble Italian family. It is well known for its Renaissance-era Giardino all’italiana.

A fortress that guards a family story through time; through the restoration and measures of preservation taken by the Ruspoli family, this masterpiece is known throughout the world, especially in Europe, as being one of the most unique gardens of the Renaissance period.

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Principi Odescalchi

The majestic Odescalchi Castle, one of the most beautiful and imposing Renaissance mansions in Europe, lies a few kilometres north of Rome.

Opened to the public by the Livio IV Odescalchi Foundation, it was built in the 15th century, and combines the functions of a military defence structure and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period, the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families.

As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, it also houses a museum; as a centre of cultural events, the Castello has hosted several high-profile weddings such as the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano

Principi Odescalchi

The majestic Odescalchi Castle, one of the most beautiful and imposing Renaissance mansions in Europe, lies a few kilometres north of Rome.

Opened to the public by the Livio IV Odescalchi Foundation, it was built in the 15th century, and combines the functions of a military defence structure and a civilian residence of the feudal lords of the period, the Orsini and Borgia, both papal families.

As one of the largest and best-maintained castles in Italy, it also houses a museum; as a centre of cultural events, the Castello has hosted several high-profile weddings such as the marriage of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes.

Castello Chigi in Castel Fusano

Principi Chigi delle Rovere

The estate of the Principi Chigi, immersed in the centuries-old pine forest of Castel Fusano, is a perfect combination of art, history and nature.

The seventeenth-century castle defined by Antonio Nibbi as “the enchanted palace in a desert region” stands on an area rich in Roman settlements and is told through an extraordinary cycle of paintings by the young Pietro da Cortona. The tiny chapel, a Baroque masterpiece and the spectacular gallery some geographical maps offer a representation of the world from mythical origins to episodes of Roman history, inserted in the cycle of seasons and elements.

Castel Fusano has always been a much loved estate by Family in ancient times as a hunting wildlife park today because far from the bustle of the city you arrive in a real paradise on earth.

Official Hotel Partner

J.K. Place Roma

Intimate, discreet and exclusive, J.K. Place, part of the Palazzo
Borghese, is a luxurious boutique hotel surrounded by the Eternal City’s major points of interest.

Within walking distance of the Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Pantheon and Piazza Navona, this Roman Residence is nestled in the heart of the Urbe.

Countless positive reviews have praised J.K. Place, including Travel+Leisure, Wallpaper, Forbes Travel Guide, The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler.

Food & Wine

Lorenzo Iozzia

Born and raised in Sicily, Lorenzo Iozzia defines himself as “a Sicilian cook in Etruscan land”. A lover of the excellence of the raw material, he recalls tradition in his recipes, reworking it in a new personal light.

His restaurant, Casa Iozzìa, is a journey of flavors and memories, which from Lentini arrives in Tuscia through the Cimini woods. Many awards have been collected over the years, including those of TCI, Gambero Rosso and the prestigious Michelin Star Restaurant. in 2019.

Antonio Ziantoni

Antonio Ziantoni is one of the exponents of the new young Italian cuisine, with cultural foundations well rooted in the territory and international influences.

Antonio has recently been awarded the 2021 Michelin Young Chef Award for his restaurant, Zia, in Trastavere, Rome.

Silvia Regi Baracchi

Silvia Regi Baracchi inherited from her family a deep passion for good food and a strong sensitivity for the traditions of the Etrurian region.

In 1989 she opened Il Falconiere, a Michelin-starred Restaurant, that together with the Relais is part of “Relais & Chateaux” family.

Official Wine Partners

Il Palagio

The property and residence of the famous singer Sting and his wife Trudie Styler, Tenuta Il Palagio has been a true oasis of peace among the rolling Tuscan hills of Chianti since the 1500s. In addition to the Villa, La Tenuta is home to an important farm that, along with products such as olive oil and honey, continues the centuries-old tradition of viticulture. Since 2000, 11 hectares of vineyards have been replanted, following organic farming methods and yielding fine wines whose names are inspired by the English artist’s rock universe.

Tony Sasa & Riccardo Cotarella

Commercial Director of Tenuta Il Palagio, Tony Sasa has always been a lover of food and wine that he has deepened working in the restaurant business in Chicago, Florence and Genoa. Since 2006 he has been the owner and curator of the renowned Enoteca Pontevecchio in Florence. Estimator of ancient Italian wine varieties and traditional methods of viticulture, Sasa created the Consortium of Italian Wines in 2002.

An internationally renowned Italian entrepreneur and oenologist, Cotarella is the president of Riccardo Cotarella S.r.l., a viticultural and oenological consulting company. A professor of viticulture and oenology at the University of Tuscia in Viterbo and an aggregate academician of the Georgofili Academy, he has been president of Assoenologi since 2013. In 2014, he was chosen as chairman of the Scientific Committee for the setting up of the Italian wine pavilion at Expo 2015.

Marchesi Antinori

A story passed down through 26 generations. The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. All throughout its history, twenty-six generations long, the Antinori family has managed the business directly making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.

Baracchi

The Baracchi Winery, located in the rolling hills of Cortona, under a shining Tuscan sun, has been producing wine for 5 generations, since 1860. Riccardo Baracchi wanted to combine and share the world of hospitality, fine dining and wellness with the production of great wines. Together with his son Benedetto and the oenologist and agronomist Stefano Chioccioli, he created a modern and dynamic company. The philosophy is to produce wines that are mirror and expression of the land, but also able to reinterpret it during the seasons using new techniques. Always with the utmost attention to the quality and genuineness of the products.

San Filippo Montalcino

Located in the Tuscan territory of Montalcino, San Filippo Montalcino is one of the most prestigious wineries for the production of Tuscan red wines. Thanks to its four vineyards (La Storta, Le Raffiche, Le Lucére and La Smarrita) and to 1000 m2 of modern and functional cellars, San Filippo Montalcino rose to the top of the most prestigious worldwide ranking with the 3rd place and 97 points of Wine Spectator’s “Top 100 Wines of the World” of 2020. On the podium the Brunello di Montalcino Le Lucére 2015.

About Us

Domus Artium brings together a collective of musicians, artists,  dancers,  chefs, curators and thinkers to collaborate with arts patrons in Rome for a series of events and performances in their homes and palaces.

We believe that that live performances and experiences bringing people together are increasingly more important in the digital world we live in.  Domus Artium strives to bring back a tradition where time, personal contact and the live experience are valued resources.

Join us for a simultaneous adventure into the past, the present and the future.

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