There was certainly a Roman settlement here as it is mentioned in the Tabula Alimentaria Veleiate. Its history is documented from 1268, when it was destroyed by Ubertino Landi. In the Middle Ages there was a castle here, but little remains today. In the 14th century the Da Rizzolo were lords of Tollara, a powerful family whose sway extended from Monte Santo down to the plain. In the 16th century their place was taken by the Pusterla. In 1806, with the Napoleonic reforms, Tollara became an independent municipality, but only up until 1815. Today at Tollara you can visit the church of Santa Maria Assunta but not the castle, which is private property.