In the valley of the Restano, not far from each other, are the hamlets of Rigolo Chiesa and Rigolo Scoglio with their particular history. In this spot, "between the cliffs and crags", the bishops of Pavia had a residence in the 15th century, which gave rise to a small settlement that lasted for many years.
Rigolo Chiesa lies at nearly 700 m, surrounded by woods. Visiting the village is a trip through history. Almost all the dwellings are still built of stone, with gabled houses roofed in stone slabs, and often walls that bow and bend. The chimneys may still have a carving of a little spirit on them. Lanes wander between and under the houses. Also built of stone is the lovely parish church of Santi Quirico e Giuditta, with farm buildings and campanile attached.
Rigolo Scoglio stands in a dominant position at 734 m above sea level. Here too there are significant buildings in traditional architecture. A massive stone tower stands among the simple rustic houses.