Le Dimore del Quartetto (Houses of Quartets) initiative addresses the need for suitable spaces for young, professional musicians. The organisation connects young string quartets with the owners of historic houses. This mutually beneficial relationship provides an adequate space for the ensemble to study and practice their arts and the quartet returns the hospitality by performing a concert in the house, that can be either public or private. This format allows villas and other residences to become centres of culture, inviting people to appreciate not only classical music, but also the often hidden heritage of privately owned historic houses. It also supports young talent in the early phase of their musical career. The initiative has been funded through bank grants, donations, membership fees and revenue from tours, special or private concerts, masterclasses and training for companies. Some revenue is also earned from the participation fees from the quartets and houses.