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Castiglione Olona

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Kate B wrote a review Aug 2019
84 contributions30 helpful votes
Ignore the older reviews! The whole place has been well looked after and restored. The market on Sunday was a little disappointing but the town itself was lovely. Two cafes, museums and church’s. A few little local shops but nothing too exciting. There was a short walk near the river and generally a quiet and lovely place. The locals have recently restored one of the buildings back to the 14th century which is when this town was built. Worth a trip, don’t let the the area surrounding put you off! Bell ringers were interesting!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Angie S wrote a review Feb 2019
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Well worth the effort to visit these unique and charming renaissance frescoes in the tiny town of Castiglione Olona outside of Milan.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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rcaldin wrote a review Feb 2017
Los Angeles, California705 contributions214 helpful votes
Lovely small town on a hill and by the river. Beautiful old castle, old church and old wolrd feel. Live coming here, almostvlike stepping back in time.
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Date of experience: February 2017
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Grace B wrote a review Nov 2014
Boston, Massachusetts119 contributions39 helpful votes
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 bit hard to live here without a car. But overall, it's a nice town to visit, close to Milan and Varese.
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Date of experience: October 2014
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Helen G wrote a review Jul 2014
Varese, Italy16 contributions7 helpful votes
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 main church, 6 euros to go in but well worth it to see all the 600 year old paintings on the ceilings. Also even better pics in the baptistery. Finished of with two beers in the main square...........result two happy bunnies!
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Date of experience: July 2014
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