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The village of Castiglione Olona, of fifteenth-century origin, is rich in historical and artistic testimonies. Renamed by Gabriele D'Annunzio as "a Tuscan island in Lombardy", Tuscan has the color of terracotta in its various shades of red of court houses. Romantic and pleasant to visit, all the narrow streets of the village come together in the delightful Piazza Garibaldi overlooked by the main buildings.
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A look at Castiglione Olona
A look at Castiglione Olona

About the village

Castiglione Olona (Castiòn Castion or in dialect varesotto, classic handwriting) is a fifteenth-century village elongated in the green and wet from the river Olona and from a multitude of small streams. The country is rich in historic and artistic testimonies.

The chroniclers of the time recorded the longobard presence from which descents, around the year 1000, the noble family Castiglioni, possidente del Feudo castiglionese since at least 1028. In the context of the battles for control of the Seprio district, Castiglione Olona is found more times involved in games of political alliances with the powerful families who ran the local power parteggiando, then now for the Torriani now for the Visconti. Date back to this period the construction of the walls of the village that you retain only in the highest part of the hill where it was built in the XII century the fortress defense by the course of the river Olona for three quarters and by a massive bastion with drawbridge in the remaining part.

Certainly deserve a visit to the Church of Saints Stephen and Lawrence, also called the Collegiate Church, the MAP Plastics Museum and Court of chlorine and the Castle of Monteruzzo.

Village of Castiglione Olona
Municipality of Castiglione Olona

Province of Varese
Lombardy Region

Population: 7.719
Altitude centre: 307 m s.l.m.

the Municipality is part of:
Castiglioni d'Italia
Città del bio
Città slow

Municipality of Castiglione Olona
Via Cardinal Castiglioni Branda 8 - Castiglione Olona (VA)
Tel. +39 0331 824801

BY CAR

  • Along the highway the closest exits to the center of Castiglione Olona are:
    - Castronno exit (A8 Milan-Varese)
    - Exit Azzate - Buguggiate (A8 Milan-Varese)
    - Exit Mozzate (A36 Cassano Magnago-Lentate sul Seveso)
    - Besnate exit (A8 Gallarate-A26 Gattico Veruno)

ON THE TRAIN

  • Gazzada Schianno Morazzone station
  • Castronno station

BY PLANE

  • Milan-Malpensa airport
  • Milan Linate Airport
  • Bergamo Orio al Serio airport

Sleep, eat, buy...

B&B Stella del Borgo
Via Tenente Mario Nicora, 8 - 21043, Castiglione Olona
Sailing Center - Sailing School
Via dei Pescatori, 6 - 21014, Laveno-Mombello (Varese)
26.12 Kilometers from Castiglione Olona

Events

wednesday
7
october, 2020

Blessed Virgin of the Rosary

sunday
4
july, 2021

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