209.875 Quality Controls every year: the Official Collection of Italy's most beautiful historic houses

Residenze d'Epoca is the official seal of the best historical houses

Residenze d'Epoca is the seal that distinguishes outstanding castles and historical residences featuring at least 100 years of history. Every year more than one million people get in touch with Residenze d'Epoca to discover, appreciate and choose the most beautiful, exclusive and prestigious castles, vintage villas and historical locations in Italy. The Club di Residenze d'Epoca already boasts 166.221 registered members.

209.875 Quality Audits to award the distinguished Gold Crowns every year

For 20 years we have been promoting tourism and quality events in high quality historical residences in Italy. Every year, less than 1% of the historical residences applied manages to pass the rigorous Quality Controls necessary to obtain the "Golden Crowns", the prestigious awards reserved only to the best historical residences.

Premium historic houses for holidays and unforgettable events

Residenze d'Epoca is the favourite choice of high-class clients, people with a culture and a strong sensitivity for beauty, connoisseurs who for their memorable moments - whether it is a romantic stay or the reception of their wedding - aim for the best and are not willing to settle for a second choice, anonymous or low level.


The Official Brand of the best historic houses

20 years ago, Residenze d'Epoca created the "Protocol for the Certification of Historic Houses", the world's first system for the rating of quality standards for historical residences. Since then, every year the Certification Commission of Residenze d'Epoca carries out up to 150 different Quality Controls on each of the 8414 classified properties, and rewards the best castles and historical residences for tourism and events with the awarding of the prestigious Golden Crowns and publication in its Golden Register. The selection is extremely rigorous: in the last 12 months only 1% of the candidate structures have managed to win at least one Golden Crown.


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Learn about the Certification Protocol

Latest Quality Certification

Certified castles and historic houses

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Holiday, romantic weekends and exclusive stays

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Weddings in castles and dream locations

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Meetings in charming historic houses

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