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Castiglione Olona A Piece of Tuscany in Lombardy

Where
Varese

On the way between Lakes Como and Varese, going along the Olona river, stands an ancient village with quite a history: Castiglione, a slice of Tuscany in the middle of Lombardy.

 

This place is holds plenty of artistic, religious and cultural traditions inherited by the peoples that lived here and left numerous treasures that await.

 

A nice walk is the best way to fully enjoy this suggestive town's historic center. This is particularly true if you happen to visit this village from Varese during one of many activities such as the Carnival or the "Castle Joust", that take place for the delight of residents and tourists.

 

Admire Castiglione's numerous architectural and cultural wonders. The Collegiate complex and the Batipstery in particular offer wonderful XVth Century frescoes by Masolino da Panicale.

 

During your visit, you should not miss the unique Plastic Arts Museum and Palazzo Banda Castiglioni.

Only an hour away from Milan, Castiglione Olona is a fascinating destination that will take you to times gone by.

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Places

Castiglione Olona and the Collegiate Church Compound | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Castiglione Olona and the Collegiate Church Compound | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
464 mt

Collegiata Museum

On the highest hill, the church and the baptistery dating back to the fifteenth century dominate the ancient village of Castiglione Olona
  • Art & Culture
Collegiata Museum, Museums Varese
465 mt

Monastero di torba

The splendid religious architecture stands on the slopes of the hill where the Archaeological Park of Castelseprio is located
  • Religious Tourism
Monastero di Torba
2.66 km

Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta

  • Parks
Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta
3.34 km

Frera Motorcycle Museum

  • Cycle Tourism
Frera Motorcycle Museum
5.52 km

La Pinetina Golf Club

Near the beautiful Lake Como La Pinetina is the ideal place to spend unforgettable hours of game, following the rhythm of the nature.
  • Golf
La Pinetina Golf Club, Appiano Gentile (CO)
7.36 km

Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

  • Art & Culture
Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum
7.91 km

Basilica di San Vittore

Entering the historical core, walking through the streets of the center you'll be enchanted by the vision of the Basilica
  • Religious Tourism
Basilica di San Vittore, Churches of Varese
8.03 km

Varese: the old town

  • Lifestyle
Varese: the old town
8.11 km

Palazzo Estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
8.14 km

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
8.17 km

Ancient mills and rural structures

  • Art & Culture
Ancient mills and rural structures
8.3 km

SHOPPING DISTRICT

  • Lifestyle
SHOPPING DISTRICT
8.3 km

Waterfalls | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
8.3 km

Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza

Villa Menafolio Litta Panza (VA) is a Mecca for art lovers and tourist who come to visit the contemporary art exhibitions it hosts.
  • Art & Culture
Villa Menafoglio Litta Panza
8.63 km

Panza Art Collection

  • Art & Culture
Panza Art Collection
8.68 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

  • Lakes
Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
8.84 km

Villa Torelli Mylius

  • Parks
Villa Torelli Mylius
8.86 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
9.97 km

Birrificio Angelo Poretti

  • Lifestyle
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
10.88 km

Activities

Tiramisù experience online with Fabio Peyla

  • Food & Wine
Tiramisù experience online with Fabio Peyla
8.19 km

Where to sleep

B&B SAN NICOLA

Castiglione Olona
B&B SAN NICOLA
332 mt

B&B LA CORTE DELLE STALLE

Castiglione Olona
B&B LA CORTE DELLE STALLE
441 mt

B&B STELLA DEL BORGO

Castiglione Olona
B&B STELLA DEL BORGO
718 mt

VILLA ALBA TOSCANA

Gornate Olona
VILLA ALBA TOSCANA
1.57 km

SOL&VERDE

Gornate Olona
SOL&VERDE
2.18 km

B&B CA' BIANCA

Venegono Superiore
B&B CA' BIANCA
2.49 km

AL PESCHERECCIO

Vedano Olona
AL PESCHERECCIO
2.53 km

B&B AIR GREEN47

Venegono Inferiore
B&B AIR GREEN47
2.68 km

B&B VILLA MONTEROSA

Castronno
B&B VILLA MONTEROSA
3.87 km

B&B DEL VILLAGGIO

Malnate
B&B DEL VILLAGGIO
3.94 km

AL SALTO DEL GATTO

Gazzada Schianno
AL SALTO DEL GATTO
3.98 km

B&B VILLA IDA

Carnago
B&B VILLA IDA
4.16 km

A CASA DI ALICE

Gazzada Schianno
A CASA DI ALICE
4.28 km

AL VECCHIO CONVENTO

Varese
AL VECCHIO CONVENTO
4.37 km

CASA PER VACANZE CASTRONNO

Castronno
CASA PER VACANZE CASTRONNO
4.47 km

B&B VILLA EMILIA

Castronno
B&B VILLA EMILIA
4.5 km

B&B IL GIRASOLE

Varese
B&B IL GIRASOLE
4.53 km

BED&BREAKFAST VILLA FONTANA

Carnago
BED&BREAKFAST VILLA FONTANA
4.58 km

LOCANDA DA SERAFINO

Gazzada Schianno
LOCANDA DA SERAFINO
4.6 km

CA' ROSA B&B

Malnate
CA' ROSA B&B
4.6 km