Castiglione Intelvi
altitude 650 mts., 26 Kms. from Como

Castiglione Intelvi is a village located 650 meters above sea level.
The name comes from the presence in the past of an ancient feudal castle with a tower of which today only some ruins remain and the “La Torre” hotel, whose name refers to the past. It has a small historic center overlooked by small shops.
It is inhabited all year round and offers the most important services. It is about 6 km from the town of Argegno, on the shores of Lake Como, which can be reached by car in about 10 minutes and is connected to Como by public transport.
It is a town that is very often chosen to live in permanently, given that it is not very far from the lake and houses prices are more accessible than the towns facing Lake Como.
It is a sunny and quiet municipality, also a starting point for excursions to discover the splendid Intelvi Valley.

In Castiglione Intelvi was born Giovanni Buono, the first ever known to be one of the “Magistri Intelvesi”, technicians and artists that, from the XII century, travelled across Europe and became well-known for their monuments; in the valley is located the Appacuvi, an association that deals with the recovery and the restoration of artistic local works of the “Magistri”.

Castiglione – Lake of Como- Valle Intelvi

The Rinaldi House or “del Capitano”
Part of a medieval group of buildings, the Rinaldi House, also called “del Capitano”, preserves frescos dating back to the XIV century.

S. Stefano church
A seventeenth-century reconstruction (1638) of a previous building, it is characterized from a hut facade, with a stone portal, a single isle and six lateral chapels. Inside: frescos and a baptisimal spring of the XVII century.

The Madonna del Restello oratory
So named after the gate (in dialect “restel”) that had the purpose to protect, miraculously, the country from the plague, it was built in the years between 1.717 and 1.726. With an octagonal plant, the building preserves inside a typical eighteenth-century decoration, with stuccos, frescos, paliotti in scagliola, made by local artists, and a rococò altar.
In July and August the Pro Loco organizes: parties in the country-side and dances in the town square, usually on Saturdays.
End of July, beginning of August: festa dell’Unità.

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