Castellina in Chianti

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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.

Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais
Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais
Pietrafitta Società Agricola a r.l, Località Pietrafitta n.46, Castellina in Chianti, SI
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly agritourism property is within 12 mi (20 km) of Castello d'Albola, Castello di Monsanto and Chianti Sculpture ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (81 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with a great location."

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2021

Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais
Villa Casalecchi Country Hotel
Villa Casalecchi Country Hotel
4 out of 5
Loc. Casalecchi, Castellina in Chianti, SI
Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Castellina Fortress, City Hall Castellina In Chianti and Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi. Chianti ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (93 reviews)
Appalling Service and terrible room!
"I would take the positive reviews of this hotel with a significant pinch of salt, they are not to be believed. The bathroom was mouldy and there was a serious lack of detail to the cleaning. The water pressure made the shower barely useable. There was loud water running outside our bedroom window ..."

Reviewed on 19 Aug. 2020

Villa Casalecchi Country Hotel
ISOLA SERENA - New Private Luxury Villa - Chianti - Pool & Stunning Views
ISOLA SERENA - New Private Luxury Villa - Chianti - Pool & Stunning Views
This family-friendly Castellina in Chianti villa is located in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi, Castellina Fortress and City ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Isola Serena is everything you are looking for.
"I was looking for the perfect villa for a memorable vacation with my grown family (8 adults). Isola Serena checked all of the boxes for me. Centrally located in Castellina di Chianti, a great (not too) little town offering great views, restaurants, wine and some shopping. Castellina is the perfect ..."

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2019

ISOLA SERENA - New Private Luxury Villa - Chianti - Pool & Stunning Views
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Villa Sodi
Villa Sodi
Loc Bibbiano, Castellina in Chianti
Situated in a rural location, this villa is within 6 miles (10 km) of The Rock of Staggia, Monteriggioni Castle and Church of San Lorenzo. City Hall Castellina ...
Villa Sodi
ISOLA SERENA - New Private Luxury Villa - Chianti - Pool & Stunning Views
ISOLA SERENA - New Private Luxury Villa - Chianti - Pool & Stunning Views
This family-friendly Castellina in Chianti villa is located in the mountains, within a 5-minute walk of Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi, Castellina Fortress and City ...
5/5 Exceptional! (21 reviews)
Isola Serena is everything you are looking for.
"I was looking for the perfect villa for a memorable vacation with my grown family (8 adults). Isola Serena checked all of the boxes for me. Centrally located in Castellina di Chianti, a great (not too) little town offering great views, restaurants, wine and some shopping. Castellina is the perfect ..."

Reviewed on 3 Nov. 2019

ISOLA SERENA - New Private Luxury Villa - Chianti - Pool & Stunning Views
Riserva di Fizzano Residence
Riserva di Fizzano Residence
3 out of 5
Localita Fizzano, Castellina in Chianti, SI
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly residence is within 6 mi (10 km) of Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi, The Rock of Staggia, and Castellina Fortress. ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
"The location was unique also the setup was amazing it was like the paradise period!"

Reviewed on 3 Oct. 2018

Riserva di Fizzano Residence
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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