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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

Church of Villa

Castiglione Olona (VA)
  • Religious Tourism
Church of Villa
502 mt

Monastero di torba

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

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

  • Unesco Sites
Castelseprio Archaeological Park - Church of Santa Maria Foris Portas - Santa Maria Assunta
2.85 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

Church of Santa Maria foris portas

  • Unesco Sites
Church of Santa Maria foris portas
4.06 km

Frera Motorcycle Museum

  • Cycle Tourism
Frera Motorcycle Museum
5.52 km

Cairate Monastery

Dedicated to Santa Maria Assunta
  • Art & Culture
Cairate Monastery
6.8 km

The Cork Oak of Villa Augusta

With its thick, wrinkled bark, it amazes visitors of Villa Augusta Park.
  • Art & Culture
The Cork Oak of Villa Augusta
7.3 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

Castello di Monteruzzo

  • Art & Culture
Castello di Monteruzzo
7.86 km

The Plane Tree of Villa Mirabello

  • Art & Culture
The Plane Tree of Villa Mirabello
7.9 km

The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

The majestic tree dominates the historic centre of Varese and leaves anyone standing under its imposing foliage speechless.
  • Art & Culture
The Cedar of Villa Mirabello
7.9 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
@inlombardia - Palazzo Estense di Varese
8.14 km

The Ginkgo Biloba in the Estensi Gardens

  • Art & Culture
The Ginkgo Biloba in the Estensi Gardens
8.15 km

The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

  • Active & Green
The Gardens of Palazzo Estense
8.17 km

Events

Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix

Carnago (VA)
31/08/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
Cycling: The Carnago Grand Prix
4.09 km

The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition

Varese
05/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
  • Cycle Tourism
The Gran Fondo Tre Valli Varesine On Road Competition
8.56 km

THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS

Lago di Varese
Schiranna (VA)
05/07/2024 - 07/07/2024
  • Lakes
THE FESTIVAL FOR YOUNG ROWERS
8.84 km

Activities

Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel

  • Active & Green
Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel
12.2 km

English Style Riding Weekend

  • Active & Green
English Style Riding Weekend
13.43 km

Where to sleep

CAV Pashalliu

CASTIGLIONE OLONA
CAV Pashalliu
271 mt

B&B SAN NICOLA

Castiglione Olona
B&B SAN NICOLA
338 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
720 mt

B&B CIVICO 29

CASTIGLIONE OLONA
B&B CIVICO 29
846 mt

VILLA ALBA TOSCANA

Gornate Olona
VILLA ALBA TOSCANA
1.57 km

Nonna Maria

Venegono Superiore
Nonna Maria
1.67 km

RISTORANTE MARONE CON CAMERE

Vedano Olona
RISTORANTE MARONE CON CAMERE
1.74 km

Le Rose

VENEGONO SUPERIORE
Le Rose
1.75 km

La Casa della Volpe

Vedano Olona
La Casa della Volpe
1.92 km

LA CASA DELL'ANFORA

Venegono Superiore
LA CASA DELL'ANFORA
2 km

B&B via Puccini 4

VENEGONO SUPERIORE
B&B via Puccini 4
2.05 km

B&B Benvenuto

VENEGONO SUPERIORE
B&B Benvenuto
2.1 km

CAV Galmarini Gornate O.

GORNATE OLONA
CAV Galmarini Gornate O.
2.11 km

MARY HOUSE

VENEGONO SUPERIORE
MARY HOUSE
2.11 km

Loc. Tur. Romanazzi

VENEGONO SUPERIORE
Loc. Tur. Romanazzi
2.11 km

SOL&VERDE

Gornate Olona
SOL&VERDE
2.18 km

B&B AIR GREEN47

Venegono Inferiore
B&B AIR GREEN47
2.68 km

B&B VICOLO FABBRI

Morazzone
B&B VICOLO FABBRI
3.34 km

B&B Ghe Sem

MORAZZONE
B&B Ghe Sem
3.66 km