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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Francesca De Marco (2 months ago)
Castello esternamente carino ma non accessibile e non segnalato.
Roberto Palmisano (2 months ago)
Se vuoi rivivere un poco di storia del Risorgimento italiano e della nascita della Croce Rossa è un buon posto.
Roberto Frascari (5 months ago)
It is visible and can only be visited outside the walls. And they don't give an idea of ​​what once was. It takes imagination to understand what it once was.
Daniele Roncadori (5 months ago)
Beautiful place. The after-school teaching service is one of the best in the area with helpful and highly trained teachers.
Milena Colombo (8 months ago)
The tower, secluded, protects a beautiful town from above which, on market days, comes alive and is colored ...
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