She was the only daughter of Achille Torelli, Count of Guastalla, who died in battle at Luzzara in 1522, making her Countess of Guastalla.
Having lost early her husband Ludovico Stanghi and son Achille, she remarried in 1525 with Antonio Martinengo, who was murdered on 18 April 1528 by a brother-in-law. Ludovica also escaped an assassination attempt by relatives eager to take over her possessions.
Ludovica was very religious, and had as spiritual guides Battista da Crema and Antonio Maria Zaccaria. She financed many good works in Milan and supported the newly established order of the Barnabites.
|Count of Guastalla
| Succeeded by|
Ferrante I Gonzaga