City of Castiglione delle Stiviere

Immersed in the Mantuan territory, between the moraine hills and the border with the province of Brescia, stands the agricultural and industrial town of Castiglione delle Stiviere. Among the most populous cities in the area (after the capital of Mantua), Castiglione was long the Lombard cultural center before the domination of the Gonzaga, Visconti and Scaligeri families. Even today the city preserves intact the testimonies of the ancient "lordships" such as the splendid Gonzaga castle, which stands on the top of the city and preserves the Basilica of San Sebastiano, built by Ferrante Gonzaga as a sign of devotion to survive the plague. The castle of Castione is just one of the wonders that you can admire in the city. Do not miss a visit to the historic city center that shows all its beauty in Piazza Ugo Dallò, also known as Piazza Colonna, which has in the center the eighteenth-century fountain dedicated to Sunday Calubini: built by the Gonzaga family to honor the woman who preferred to be kill rather than give in to the violence of French soldiers. Also not to be missed is a visit to the Teatro Sociale, designed by the architect Luigi Canonica, and to the International Museum of the Red Cross, inaugurated in 1959 on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the well-known health foundation.

How to reach Castiglione delle Stiviere

The small town of Castiglione dello Stiviere is well connected to the main neighboring towns and is easily accessible from the nearby towns of Milan and Desenzano del Garda. The car is in any case the most comfortable and safe way to reach the city center. On our site the best drivers in the Lombardy region.


The town of Castiglione dello Stiviere is served by an efficient urban transport run by the APAM partner. A daily ride between Castiglione and Desenzano del Garda is also planned (LN8 line). Journey time: 30 minutes.


The town of Castiglione dello Stiviere does not have a city train station. To reach the city center by train, the nearby Desenzano del Garda-Sirmione station is recommended, with direct connections to the Milano Centrale and Brescia railway stations. Most of the train connections with the Desenzano del Garda station are managed by the Trenord company: for more information, consult the company website.