Nobody visits here but yours truly was in the neighborhood in Brescia and took the bus here to see if there was anything. Pope John Paul II made a visit here once, as did Pope Benedict XVI.
Paul VI, as everybody knows, was a sad person. Long before he was pope he got involved in the "priest worker" movement in France which turned into a sad flop, and a big scandal. He suffered from depression for years, as is evidenced in his biographies. He suffered much as pope.
His family was somewhat wealthy and they lived here during summer months when he was born in 1897, in the shadow of the Brescian Alps. His father was later a member of the Italian Parliament. His mother's family had owned the villa. His cousin Vittorio donated the property and now it's furnished with the family's old furniture. Everybody here speaks with a funny accent, Bresciano.
His parents had the wing in the bottom pic - they lived on the two floors and he was born on the middle floor. There isn't much there, but it is still an experience to walk through the rooms.