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Address: Castiglione Olona, Italy

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Castiglione Olona

Great medieval town. Was able to park near the town hall for 90minutes for free.Walked down a street to see the tourist information office right in front of us. Was handed a great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 July 2014
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Varese, Italy
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2014

Castiglione Olona is a very small italian town with an old part and a newer, restored part. For tourists, the city has a lot of bars, cafes, and restaurants and classic art to see when you are there. To live in the town is another story. There is not a grocery store or a train station so it is a... More 

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Varese, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2014

Great medieval town. Was able to park near the town hall for 90minutes for free.Walked down a street to see the tourist information office right in front of us. Was handed a great little leaflet, in English, giving all the necessary info about the old quarters. Walked around for half an hour absorbing the "oldness" then walked up to the... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

The village built on a hill top in 1000 is north of Milan near Varese. Thanks to Cardinal Branda Castiglione ( 1350 - 1443 ) it became the cradle of Christian Humanism in Lombardy. He called important painters like Masolino da Panicale, il Vecchietta, Paolo Schiavo and the Solari to work in the local church, baptistery and other parts of... More 

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