Varese, land of events

Every first Sunday of the month | Castiglione Olona

Fiera del Cardinale

Every first Sunday of the month from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. you can find the antiques fair in the city centre of Castiglione Olona. 

Garibaldi Square, as well as the Renaissance palaces and the narrow streets of Castiglione Olona will host several stalls filled with vintage objects. There will also be stalls full of typical local products. 

On Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 10 a.m., a short ceremony will be held to celebrate 45 years of one of the most historic markets in the province of Varese, in the presence of the Mayor and city authorities. The event will feature the presence and testimonies of those who established it and those who have helped keep it alive over time through the constant and affectionate presence of their stalls.

For all those who are attracted to art and history, the most famous monuments in the historic center will be open:

  • Palazzo Branda Castiglioni - from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Plastic Art Museum (MAP) - from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. 
  • Museo della Collegiata - from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


From April 2 to May 21 in the exhibition halls of Palazzo Branda Castiglioni will be open to the public the photo exhibition "Spaces, Presences, Landscape" with shots by Giorgio Galimberti, Qian Jin and Fabio Mantovani. Organized by A.F.I. - Archivio Fotografico Italiano and Assesorato alla Cultura del Comune di Castiglione Olona, the exhibition is part of the 2023 program of the "European Photography Festival".

Sunday 6th August 2023

The market takes place from 9:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m. around piazza Garibaldi and through the streets of the old town and inside the 15th century courtyards. This month's event will feature some sixty exhinitors of handcrafts, antiques, antique books, vinyls and vintage objects. The event is confirmed even in th event of rain, but the presence of all exhibitors is not guaranteed. 

A great news of 2023 will be the series of meetings dedicated to reading called Momenti Letterari nel Borgo.

    Lago Maggiore Meeting Industry
    Provincia di Varese
    Consorzio Qualità Miele Varesino