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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.

Take me here: Castiglione Olona A Piece of Tuscany in Lombardy

Places

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

Museo della motocicletta Frera | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Cycle Tourism
Museo della motocicletta Frera | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
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

Villa Mirabello Museo Archeologico | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Villa Mirabello Museo Archeologico | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
7.83 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 | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Varese: the old town | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.11 km

Palazzo Estense and Gardens and Villa Mirabello Civic Archaeological Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense and Gardens and Villa Mirabello Civic Archaeological Museum | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.12 km

Palazzo estense

  • Art & Culture
Palazzo Estense
8.14 km

Paesi di lago | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Lakes
Paesi di lago | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
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

Villa Torelli Mylius | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Parks
Villa Torelli Mylius | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
8.86 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

  • Art & Culture
Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
9.97 km

Varese civic museum of modern and contemporary art

  • Art & Culture
Varese Civic Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art
10.02 km

Birrificio Angelo Poretti

  • Lifestyle
Birrificio Angelo Poretti
10.88 km

Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park

  • Art & Culture
Villa Toeplitz and the Castiglioni Museum and Park
10.89 km

Villa e Parco Toeplitz

  • Art & Culture
Villa e Parco Toeplitz
11.01 km

Golf Club Monticello

On the edge of Milan, around the corner of Lake Como there is one of the most important Golf Course in italy, the Golf Club Monticello.
  • Golf
Golf Club Monticello, Cassina Rizzardi, Como
11.41 km

Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri

  • Art & Culture
Museo Gallaratese per gli Studi Patri
11.66 km

Lago di Varese

Liberty villas, gardens on the lake, itineraries in the woods. And an islet with stilts from the Neolithic. Discover the Lake of Varese
  • Lakes
Lago di Varese
11.88 km

Events

Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix

Carnago (VA)
01/09/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix
4.09 km

Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine

Partenza da via Sacco, Varese
07/10/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine
8.17 km

Ciclismo: Night Raw Contest

Varese
22/06/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Ciclismo: Night Raw Contest
8.3 km

27th VARESE CAMPO DEI FIORI - THREE LAKE CUP

Varese
23/06/2018 - 24/06/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
27th VARESE CAMPO DEI FIORI - THREE LAKE CUP
8.3 km

Italy’s Vespa gathering in Varese

Varese
01/07/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Italy’s Vespa gathering in Varese
8.3 km

Cycling: 2018 Gran Fondo World Championships

Varese
30/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: 2018 Gran Fondo World Championships
8.3 km

UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Varese
29/08/2018 - 02/09/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
UCI GRAN FONDO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018
8.3 km

10 KM DEL LAGO DI VARESE (VARESE LAKE TOUR) – 3 WHEELS AROUND THE LAKE

Varese
30/09/2018 - 01/10/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
10 KM DEL LAGO DI VARESE (VARESE LAKE TOUR) – 3 WHEELS AROUND THE LAKE
8.3 km

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
06/10/2018 - 07/10/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
8.3 km

Driving Art: Porsche GT gathering at Sacro Monte

Varese
11/11/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Driving Art: Porsche GT gathering at Sacro Monte
8.3 km

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Schiranna (VA)
06/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
  • Lifestyle
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
8.84 km

Aermacchi: Vintage motorbike gathering

Lido di Schiranna (VA)
02/09/2018
  • Lifestyle
Aermacchi: Vintage motorbike gathering
8.85 km

GLIDING: QUALIFYING GRAN PRIX

Aeroporto di Calcinate del Pesce
Lungolago di Calcinate 45, Varese
17/06/2018 - 23/06/2018
  • Active & Green
GLIDING: QUALIFYING GRAN PRIX
10.01 km

Gliding: Fly Donna Meeting

Aeroporto Adele e Giorgio Orsi
Calcinate del Pesce (VA)
15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
  • Lifestyle
Gliding: Fly Donna Meeting
10.16 km

GLIDING: OPEN DAY

Lungolago di Calcinate 45, Varese
16/09/2018 - 17/09/2018
  • Active & Green
GLIDING: OPEN DAY
10.16 km

HCT Tour Stop Italy

Palazzetto Pala2A di Varese
Piazza Antonio Gramsci, Masnago, Varese
06/07/2018 - 08/07/2018
  • Lifestyle
HCT Tour Stop Italy
10.58 km

Motorday Gallarate

Gallarate (VA)
30/06/2018 - 01/07/2018
  • Cycle Tourism
Motorday Gallarate
11.64 km

Golf: National Baby Championships

Golf Club Varese
Viale Vittorio Veneto 57, Luvinate (VA)
20/06/2018 - 21/06/2018
  • Golf
Golf: National Baby Championships
12.69 km

Golf: National Agis Championships

Golf Club Varese
Viale Vittorio Veneto 57, Luvinate (VA)
13/09/2018 - 14/09/2018
  • Golf
Golf: National Agis Championships
12.69 km

“Fai da cursa” around Lake Comabbio

Lago di Comabbio
Spiaggia di Corgeno, Vergiate (VA)
27/06/2018
  • Active & Green
“Fai da cursa” around Lake Comabbio
14.09 km

Activities

Tickets for the “Barry X Ball. The end of history” exhibition at Villa and Panza Collection

  • Art & Culture
Tickets for the “Barry X Ball. The end of history” exhibition at Villa and Panza Collection
8.66 km

Where to sleep

B&B SAN NICOLA

Castiglione Olona
B&B SAN NICOLA
272 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

VILLA ALBA TOSCANA
1.57 km

CASCINA MARTINA

CASCINA MARTINA
1.82 km

B&B LA MADONNETTA

B&B LA MADONNETTA
2.08 km

SOL&VERDE

SOL&VERDE
2.18 km

LA CASA ECOLOGICA

Lozza
LA CASA ECOLOGICA
2.49 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 MORAZZONE

Morazzone
B&B MORAZZONE
3.34 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

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

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
4.56 km