The International Museum of the Red Cross
Amongst the buildings in the town of Castiglione delle Stiviere (only 10 km far from the Garda Lake), there is a palace which recalls one of the most significant pages of the history of human solidarity and international human rights.
This is the seventeenth-century palace Triulzi-Longhi, in which, in the 1959 thanks to the initiative of Enzo Boletti, the International Red Cross Museum has been opened, to witness that one hundred years earlier, in Castiglione delle Stiviere the idea of the most important humanitarian organization in the world found its origins thanks to the bright sensibility of a young businessman from Geneva: Henry Dunant.
The Museum hosts a wide collection of not only documents but also surgical instruments, letters and camp equipment witnessing past and present activities of the Red Cross in the world, it delivers a message as well. The message of solidarity and brotherhood that the inhabitants of Castiglione - after witnessing the terrible human slaughter following to the battle of Solferino in 1859 – conveyed to the man who years later founded the great Organization.
Opening times during the “Solferino 2018” week:
- Tuesday June 19th: 9 am - 6 pm.
- Wednesday June 20th: 9 am - 10 pm.
- Thursday June 21st: 9 am - 10 pm.
- Friday June 22nd: 9 am - 10 pm.
- Saturday June 23rd: 9 am - 6 pm.
- Sunday June 24th: 9 am - 6 pm.
Entrance ticket € 5,00/person
Entrance ticket with guided tour € 6,00/person
Guided tours of the Museum can be arranged through: