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Visit Castellina in Chianti

High up on a hill in the Tuscan countryside sits this old town with an ancient castle, centuries-old churches and burial sites that date back to Etruscan times.

Castellina in Chianti is an ancient town of cobblestone streets and old buildings. Situated on a hilltop at the crossroads of three valleys, the town has commanding views of the surrounding countryside. Tour historical churches and fortifications, shop in medieval streets and visit burial sites that are more than 2,000 years old.

Discover Castellina's past in the many centuries-old buildings and ancient sites in and around the town. Explore the Rocca Comunale of Castellina, the old fortress that towers over the rest of the town. It houses an archeological museum featuring relics excavated from the local area. See Bronze Age and Etruscan finds, including an Etruscan chariot and medieval artifacts. While you are at the castle, head up the 14th-century tower for views over the town and the surrounding landscape.

Visit the neo-Romanesque Church of San Salvatore, which was rebuilt after the devastation of World War II. Inside is a 15th-century fresco depicting the Virgin Mary with Child. Walk down the Via delle Volte, a covered passageway that skirts the ancient walls and is lined with shops and restaurants.

A short walking distance from the town center is Montecalvario, an Etruscan tomb with four burial chambers. Objects that were found here are now on display in the Museum of Archeology of Chianti Senese at Castellina’s Piazza del Comune. Uncover more history at the Etruscan Necropolis of Poggino, a few minutes’ drive from Castellina. The site features five Etruscan tombs that date back to the 6th century B.C.

Enjoy the town's hospitality in the restaurants on Via Ferruccio, the main street. There are also numerous shops along this street.

Reach Castellina in Chianti’s ancient streets, buildings and archeological sites by bus and train from several other Chianti destinations. Note that the train station is a few miles from the town. The nearest international airport is in Florence, which is 31 miles (49.9 kilometers) north.

Top hotels in Castellina in Chianti

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Castello di Fonterutoli
Castello di Fonterutoli
Via Puccini 4, Castellina in Chianti, SI
£72
per night
19 Dec-20 Dec

Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is 2.8 mi (4.5 km) from City Hall Castellina In Chianti, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Monteriggioni ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (87 reviews)

"Beautiful, awesome property and location, very kind staff, excellent wine and restaurant. I’ve were really happy and delighted. 100% recommended. We’ll be back a again and tell our family and friends"…"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2019

Castello di Fonterutoli
Querceto di Castellina
Querceto di Castellina
Località Querceto 9, Castellina in Chianti, Siena
£129
per night
13 Dec-14 Dec

Situated in Castellina in Chianti, this country house is 2.5 mi (4 km) from Il Molino di Grace Winery and within 6 miles (10 km) of Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (29 reviews)

"The highlight of my trip!! Beauty vineyard scenic, lovely house with modern facilities, relaxing and peaceful, one night was just too short... Breakfast was good, suggested to join the wine tasting and vineyard tour, also the cooking class if you have time. Tips: No dinner option (except for a group ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct 2019

Querceto di Castellina
Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi
Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi
3 out of 5
Via Fiorentina 89, Castellina in Chianti, SI
£50
per night
8 Dec-9 Dec

This family-friendly Castellina in Chianti hotel is located in a rural location, 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi, and within 9 mi (15 km) of ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (57 reviews)

"The staff was warm, friendly and very knowledgeable."…"

Reviewed on 18 Nov 2019

Hotel Colle Etrusco Salivolpi

Popular things to do in Castellina in Chianti

Buondonno Winery
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Buondonno Winery

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Buondonno Winery during your travels to Castellina in Chianti. Discover the beautiful countryside in this quaint area or enjoy its local tours.

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

4.5/5(458 reviews)

Take a trip over Florence’s iconic bridge, spared by the Nazis for its beauty and home to jewelers for more than four centuries.

Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower
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Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Flower

4.5/5(265 reviews)

The “Saint Mary of the Flower” cathedral and its towering dome have come to symbolize Florence.

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

4.5/5(315 reviews)

Art lovers will be in their element in this famous museum, home to the most extensive and important collection of masterpieces in the world.

Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

4.5/5(247 reviews)

This former royal residence now showcases the extensive collections of the Medici family, with seven galleries containing some of the finest artworks in Florence.

Palazzo Vecchio
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Palazzo Vecchio

4.5/5(316 reviews)

Palazzo Vecchio is a top museum in Florence with a story of its own. Visit the stunning cathedral and notable monuments in this vibrant area.

Top activities in Castellina in Chianti

Chianti Wine Tour with Tuscan lunch. Exclusive minivan
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Chianti Wine Tour with Tuscan lunch. Exclusive minivan

£116

Take in the breath-taking views of typical Tuscan hillside vineyards from the comfort of our unique open top minivan, while enjoying the sunshine a wide blue sky and a fresh breeze. This is a unique wine tour to discover the beauty of Chiantiwith the typical scents and colors of this extraordinary land.

Chianti & Castles Tour from San Gimignano
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Chianti & Castles Tour from San Gimignano

£69

Visit the beautiful region of Chianti with us and immerse yourselves in the picturesque Tuscan scenery that you have always imagined. The beautiful ruby-red colour and the characteristic bouquet with scents of violet are the special features that reveal the identity of one of the most famous wines in the world: Chianti.

The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Cesarina in Chianti
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The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a Cesarina in Chianti

£90

Your day is just winding down, the sun's about to set… It's time for an Aperitivo. This glamorous Italian tradition is loved all over the world, and this is your chance to learn how to prepare it for yourself, the perfect souvenir.

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24 Jul 2019

The food, wine,olive oils but mostly the people who are friendly and helpful if you need it. The countryside is stunning and they seem to take immense care in preserving their heritage,for future generations.