This villa with its remarkable park was the out-of-town residence of a famous silk merchant of the XVIII century, Mr Giorgio Clerici. It is in very good condition and it hosts a gallery of contemporary sacred art and temporary exhibitions of contemporary artists.
There is an Italian style garden at the front, with neoclassical sculptures, and a huge park at the back. The park and the many rooms inside the villa make it obvious that Mr Clerici was used to a very luxurious life, but he had a strong sense of elegance and created a very clean and simple environment.
Officially Villa Clerici is not open on Sundays, but due to its acoustic, it is often used by classical music companies for rehearsal on Sunday morning, so anyone can easily get in, linger around and enjoy the sound of the orchestra, all for free. Villa Clerici is also known for its evening concerts, look at the site for the list.