In order to unlock the chest holding Rombaldi’s secret message, you will need to find his key. The key has been hidden, but there is a map.
Rombaldi hid the first piece of the map underneath a picture of his favorite tree. It is stored with vessels for entertaining.
Rombaldi hid the second piece of the map in a room that was once used, now is not used, but will be used again next spring.
You will need to assemble the two pieces of the map to discover the key to Rombaldi’s chest.