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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.

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

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

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 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

  • Ville e giardini
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

Cloister of S. Antonino

One of the most historic places in the centre of Varese, known for the spring blossoming of azalee.
  • Art & Culture
Chiostro di Sant'Antonino - Varese
8.21 km

Waterfalls | Varese Convention & Visitors Bureau

  • Active & Green
Cascate Varese
8.3 km

Ville Ponti

An ancient residential complex owned by a Ponti’s family and now an efficient Congress Centre, property of Varese Chamber of Commerce.
  • Ville e giardini
Ville Ponti
8.68 km

Lake Varese: the cycling route and footpath

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

Villa Torelli Mylius

  • Ville e giardini
Villa Torelli Mylius
8.86 km

Visconteo Castle

In Fagnano Olona a particular medieval castle
  • Art & Culture
Visconteo Castle
9.32 km

Masnago Castle and Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

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

Events

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

Activities

Le Robinie Golf Club Resort, Varese - Golf travel

  • Golf
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

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

VILLA ALBA TOSCANA

Gornate Olona
VILLA ALBA TOSCANA
1.57 km

RISTORANTE MARONE CON CAMERE

Vedano Olona
RISTORANTE MARONE CON CAMERE
1.74 km

CASCINA MARTINA

Gornate Olona
CASCINA MARTINA
1.81 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 VICOLO FABBRI

Morazzone
B&B VICOLO FABBRI
3.34 km

LOCANDA DA SERAFINO

Gazzada Schianno
LOCANDA DA SERAFINO
3.73 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

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