Castiglione Olona

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Castiglione Olona
Comune
Comune di Castiglione Olona
Coat of arms of Castiglione Olona
Coat of arms
Map of comune of Castiglione Olona (province of Varese, region Lombardy, Italy).svg
Castiglione Olona is located in Italy
Castiglione Olona
Castiglione Olona
Location of Castiglione Olona in Italy
Coordinates: 45°45′N 8°53′E / 45.750°N 8.883°E / 45.750; 8.883Coordinates: 45°45′N 8°53′E / 45.750°N 8.883°E / 45.750; 8.883
Country Italy
Region Lombardy
Province / Metropolitan city Varese (VA)
Frazioni Gornate Superiore, Caronno Corbellaro
Government
 • Mayor Emanuele Poretti
Area
 • Total 7 km2 (3 sq mi)
Elevation 307 m (1,007 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 7,753
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Castiglionesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 21043
Dialing code 0331
Website Official website

Castiglione Olona is a town and comune in the province of Varese, in Lombardy. As of 31 December, 2015, it has a population of 7,753 inhabitants.[2]

History[edit]

The town of Castiglione Olona rose around the fifth century AC under the roman empire domain. Consequently, the Lombards entered and took possession of the village until the Castiglioni family became sole proprietor of the land around 1000 AC. The family engaged in many battles for the rule of the lands so they had walls built all around the village to protect themselves from enemies. Today only a small part of the walls near the fortress is visitable. In 1422, cardinal Branda Castiglioni obtained the permission to build the church of Collegiata thanks to the authorization from Pope Martin V so to properly enter the changes and ideals of the upcoming Renaissance period.[3]

Twin towns — sister cities[edit]

Castiglione Olona is twinned with:

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