The International Museum of Red Cross in Castiglione delle Stiviere
There is an the historical
building in Castiglione delle Stiviere (MN), a few kilometers from Garda’s lake,
which tells one of the most important page of our country's history, a story of
human solidarity and of Humanitarian law.
This is Palazzo Triulzi-Longhi, where in 1959, on the occasion of the first centenary of the idea of the Red Cross, the mayor of Castiglione delle Stiviere, Enzo Boletti, promoted the creation of the International Museum of the Red Cross. It was the relief work provided by the women of Castiglione to the wounded of the battles of Solferino and Medole that inspired Henry Dunant, a Genevan philanthropist, to create an organization “neutral and recognized by all”.
In this museum is possible to see artifacts and memorabilia recalling the III War of Independence and the bloody Battle of Solferino of 1859, tools and sanitary equipment of the First World War, a collection of hand-drawn litters from the late nineteenth century and two ambulances of 1929 and 1930, among the oldest preserved in Italy, is possible to breathe a human message.
This is the message of solidarity and brotherhood that the people of Castiglione transmitted to Henry Dunant, which decided to found the largest international humanitarian organization: the Red Cross
During the Solferino week, from 18-23 June 2019, the Museum will observe the following opening hours:
- Tuesday 18 June: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
- Wednesday 19 June: 9:00 to 21:00
- Thursday 20 June: 9: 00-21: 00
- Friday 21 June: 9:00 to 21:00
- Saturday 22nd June: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
- Sunday, June 23: 9:00 to 18:00
Entrance ticket € 5.00 / person
Entrance ticket with guided tour € 6.00 / person
Guided tour: reservations required