Originally built as a palace and fortress for the Dal Verme family, ownership was transferred to the Allegri family in 1437. Around two centuries later, in 1656, the family commissioned the architect Giovanni Battista Bianchi to design the expansion and renovation of the ancient manor. Ludovico Dorigny, Santo Prunati and Fra' Giuseppe Falezza were commissioned to decorate the new rooms and the imposing halls. In 1824, the last descendant of the Allegri family sold the villa to the Arvedi family, who were silk producers. The Arvedis gave up on their goal of transforming the stately mansion into a textile mill and maintained its agricultural vocation with the production of grapes and oil that continues to this day. Today, Villa Arvedi is still in the hands of the family, who have made it available for communal use, offering guided tours (by reservation) and a venue for private parties, weddings, corporate events and more. Villa Arvedi was used as a film set for the movie 'Letters to Juliet' and for the reality talent show 'America's Next Top Model'.