Domaine de la Solitude
Domaine de la Solitude belongs to one of the oldest families in Châteauneuf du Pape.
Since the 15th century, there have been records of the MARTIN family, but in Italy the traces go back even further, as far as the ancient and no less illustrious family of the BARBERINI. Francesco BARBERINI, born in Tuscany in 1264, lived in Provence for a few years. The most famous family member, Maffeo BARBERINI, the papal nuncio in Paris from 1604 to 1606, was elected Pope in Rome and took the name of Urban VIII. Two of his nephews became cardinals, and part of his family then settled in Avignon.