Villa Sciarra

According to the earliest information, dating back to the mid-16th century, the Villa was owned by Monsignor Marcello Vestri, a descendant of a noble family from Imola, and a man of great classical culture. During the pontificate of Sixtus V (1585-1590), he was appointed Secretary of the papal briefs, holding responsibility for drafting the Pope's letters in a refined Latin. He held the office until his death, in 1606.

During the following centuries the Villa was inhabited by Porzia Cesi, Federico Borromeo, Ercole Visconti, Niccolo' Maria Pallavicini and Giovan Battista Pallavicini. The bombing of September 8, 1943 seriously damaged it, and the Villa was almost completely destroyed. During the 1950's, on the site a building was erected, which is, at present, a school.