Castiglione delle Stiviere Castle

Castiglione delle Stiviere, Italy

The castrum in Castiglione delle Stiviere was founded probably in the 9th century, but it is much altered and restored, especially by the Gonzaga family of Mantua in the 16th century. The castle was home to a cadet branch of the House of Gonzaga, headed by the Marquis of Castiglione. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568–1591) was born there as heir to the marquisate, but became a Jesuit. He died tending plague victims in Rome and was buried there, but his head was later translated to the basilica in Castiglione which bears his name.


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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy


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Elsa Tempini (19 months ago)
There is no entrance fee, it is managed by the parish of Castiglione! Native place of s. Luigi Gonzaga world patron of young people, a white marble stele marks the exact place now destroyed! The castle church, s. Sebastiano where some members of the Gonzaga family rest
Ottavio Rosati (20 months ago)
An enchanting country ... full of surprises
Andrea Desiderati (2 years ago)
It is a place that deserves to be visited
Francesca De Marco (2 years ago)
Castello esternamente carino ma non accessibile e non segnalato.
Roberto Palmisano (2 years ago)
Se vuoi rivivere un poco di storia del Risorgimento italiano e della nascita della Croce Rossa è un buon posto.
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