The poet Giosuè Carducci - the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature - spent eleven stays in Lizzano, from 1897 to 1906. In those days he was able to enjoy the quiet of the park, the mildness of the climate, the music and the words of Countess Silvia Pasolini Zanelli, a woman of spirit and vast culture, by linking herself to the place to such an extent, to express the desire to end her life in the peaceful peace of the Villa. Indeed, it was here that he was inspired to compose the famous Ode to the Church of Polenta.
As evidence of the partnership, a plaque remains, placed by the Counts Pasolini Zanelli in 1907 - after the Poet's death - to perpetual memory of their admiration and friendship, in addition to the room reserved for him and in which he loved to stay during his summer vacation. The Room, still intact and visible, preserves the original furnishings of the poet, including the wrought-iron bed, the desk, the chest of drawers, the English sofa - intended for his faithful servant - and the wheelchair, which he was forced to use in the last years of his life. The wardrobe is also perfectly preserved, containing the financier used at the University of Bologna, where he held the position of lecturer, not that of the Magnificent Rector, in addition to most of the personal effects and numerous photographs that portray him in his stays at the Villa.