The Tornielli Palace in Ameno takes its name from the noble Borgolavezzaro house, one of the most distinguished and important houses in the Novara province towards the end of the Middle Ages. In fact, the aristocratic Tornielli family could boast the so-called "palazzo di campagna" (country palace) among their properties, the perfect location for balls, concerts, and parties.
The building consists of spaces from different historical periods, including two large indoor courtyards; the staircase with wrought iron banisters and the mythological paintings that decorate the stairwell’s ceiling are of particular importance within the palace. The building’s beautiful façade that looks out to the piazza, dating back to the eighteenth century, is also noteworthy.
Today the Tornielli Palace serves as the headquarters for the village of Ameno and the museum area wing, part of which was intended to be a warehouse for hay and horse feed and the other part as exclusive apartments and the estate manager’s home.