- Art & Culture
Castiglione Olona A Piece of Tuscany in Lombardy
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.