The birthplace of Guglielmo Marconi is located in Via IV Novembre, in a new wing of Palazzo Marescalchi. The Marescalchi name was added when Eleonora D’Armi married Senator Vincenzo Marescalchi. In the 1700s, further lands and gardens added. In the 19th century further reconstruction was pursued. In 1961 it was acquired by the Ministry of the Treasury, and converted in order to house the Soprintendenza per i Beni Ambientali e Architettonici of the Province of Emilia. Some of the rooms on the main floor retain frescoes by Ludovico Carracci and Guido Reni. The large oval hall was frescoed by Felice Giani in 1780. A plaque on the façade of the building recalls that here is the house where Guglielmo Marconi was born on 25th April 1874, the first man "who spoke from one hemisphere to the other without the use of cables and wires."