This three-levels detached building, an ancient residential complex, is situated in the old town of Castiglione Olona, at the crossroads between via Roma and via Cavour, in the small square that gives access to the noble residences of Casa Clerici and Palazzo dei Castiglioni di Monteruzzo, a 19th century villa now congress centre.
The estate, adjacent to Casa Clerici, has a double exposure on the local road Via Cavour and on the common courtyard in Via Roma.
The building has three levels above ground and a courtyard. It has a masonry structure with plastered facades, exterior double-leaf windows in varnished wood, double-pitched roof with tile covering and wooden warping and drainpipes.
It consists overall of six apartments, a cellar and two other rooms. On the first floor there are three apartments corresponding to the sub-parcels 10, 11 and 12 with a respective cadastral area of 70, 74 and 91 sqm. On the second floor there are three apartments corresponding to the sub-parcels 13, 14 and 15 with a respective cadastral area of 62, 70 and 88 sqm. On the ground floor there are a cellar, corresponding to the sub-parcel 17, and two further rooms, one of which has a vaulted ceiling. These rooms, corresponding to the sub-parcels 20 and 21, are classified as business premises.
The building is included in the old town of Castiglione Olona. The Urban Town Planning favours in this area a residential destination and ancillary activities like handicraft, small business and services.
The real estate is situated within the walls that surround the old town of Castiglione Olona.
Situated between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como, Castiglione Olona is a fifteenth-century village surrounded by green areas, watered by the river Olona and a myriad of small streams. Due to its appearance of a Tuscan medieval village, the town is also known as “island of Tuscany in Lombardy”. It is 18 km from Busto Arsizio, 21 km from Gallarate and 13 km from Varese and is served by the railway Saronno-Laveno through the station Venegono Superiore-Castiglione, which is located in the neighbouring municipality.
The real estate is included in an exclusively residential area near important cultural attractions and museums. At about 400 m rises the medieval Castle of Monteruzzo, with high towers and typical crenellations of the time, converted into a municipal library. At about 350 m there is the museum complex of the Collegiata, consisting of a late Gothic church in Lombard terracotta designed by the architects Alberto, Giovanni and Pietro Solari. At about 140 m rises the ancient dwelling of Cardinal Branda Castiglioni, now home to an important museum with artworks of Masolino and Vecchietta, disciples of Leon Battista Alberti.