The project

Beyond the gates is a project aimed at the discovery and protection of Italy’s architectural and artistic heritage. Our mission is to invite you to discover, live, and enjoy wonderful and unknown estates from across the country. For centuries, the guardians of those historic places have been the owners themselves: families with deep connections to the places they so arduously care for. Rather than welcoming you in as simple visitors or tenants, we invite you to feel part of the lives of those places, whilst, at the same time, supporting the very guardians of those estates: the extraordinary network of architects, masons, craftsmen and gardeners, in their common mission to preserve Italy’s unique heritage for future generations.

Who we are

Beyond the gates was founded in 2018 by two brothers: Alessandro and Giacomo Cavazza de Altamer.
Alessandro, architect, inherited his love for Italy’s history and architecture from his grandfather Novello, an engineer and expert of historic houses. After working for five years in the international construction business, he decided to return to Italy to support and cherish his motherland’s best-kept hidden treasures.
Giacomo, hotelier, studied in Switzerland and has worked for world-renowned hotels in Spain, France, Switzerland, and Thailand. Since 2016, he is permanently living in Tabiano Castle, one of his family’s historic estates which he cares for and manages.

Bespoke experiences & tours

At Beyond the gates we design unique experiences and tailor-made tours in the most fascinating and less known Italian venues: historic villas, castles, palaces and gardens.
Whether it is a dinner for two, a special family celebration, a high-end business meeting, a private visit in a stunning palace welcomed by the owner, a private concert or a custom-designed tour, we’re at your disposal to unlock the doors of the most wonderful Italian historic houses to let you experience something you will never forget.


Villas for rent

Our network of historic houses also features some residences where you are invited to stay overnight and spend a holiday. We select our properties from places we know, offering a unique assortment of Italy’s most charming houses. The result is a collection of spectacular and uniquely beautiful properties, each with their own story to tell. Our properties offer complete privacy, and are not hotels or places designed for hospitality, rather, these are the private retreats of some of Italy’s most ancient families.

discover our villas


All over Italy we design unforgettable events from 2 to 500 people both for business or privates. What we do is not just providing access to our wonderful collection of private houses: we professionally and cheerfully work to organize special happenings which exceed our guest’s expectations creating special events and unforgettable memories. Our enthusiastic experienced team is at your disposal to scout the best locations, directly manage the best suppliers and arrange your every need.



We always loved motors, so, thanks to our trusted partners and network, all over Italy we make available the best classic cars and supercars. At Beyond the gates we also design bespoke driving tours both for business and private clients, that last for two or more days and include a wide range of services and unforgettable driving experiences among the most beautiful Italian roads and historic houses. Come to discover the joy of the wind blowing through your hair while you drive through Italian panoramic landscapes!


Contact Addresses

beyond the gates
Tel: +39.380.7041376
WeChat ID: Beyondthegates

registered office

Via Tabiano Castello 1, 43039 – Salsomaggiore Terme (Parma)

business office

Largo Fontanella Borghese 19, 00186 – Roma

Beyond the gates is a registered mark owned by Cavazza de Altamer S.r.l
VAT number 02861610349