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Castello di Monteruzzo

Where
Via Monteruzzo, 1, Castiglione Olona (VA)

For our third stop, we will visit the castle of Monteruzzo, situated on the top of the hill above the village of Castiglione Olona.

It is a building that dates back to the 16th century  and was originally an agricultural residence: it owes its current appearance to extensions that were added during the 1700s and the 1800s, when the two turrets were built and the north wing was extended.

A quick glance is sufficient to identify the typical features of a medieval castle, with the terracotta battlements and the machicolation in full view - although they have been deprived of their former function.

Following a slow and careful restoration, the castle was brought back to life again in 2005, becoming the seat of the Civic Library of Castiglione Olona and reinventing itself as a cultural centre for events, shows and art exhibitions. Don't forget to climb up to the terrace, where you can enjoy a stunning view of the ancient hamlet against the backdrop of the Pre-Alps of Varesotto. 

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Places

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

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Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath
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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
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Lago di Varese
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Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

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Lake Comabbio | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau
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Prehistoric Alpine Stilt Houses

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The Cedar of Villa Mirabello

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Estense Gardens, Villa Mirabello and Civic Archaeological Museum

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The Gardens of Palazzo Estense

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Palazzo Estense

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Basilica di San Vittore

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Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

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Church of Villa
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English Style Riding Weekend

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Italian cooking class

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