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Castellina in Chianti
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Castellina in Chianti which includes a church or cathedral, religious elements and heritage architecture

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.

Hotel Casafrassi
Hotel Casafrassi
4 out of 5
loc. Casafrassi - via chiantigiana, 40, Castellina in Chianti, SI
The price is ¥11,030 per night from Jul 18 to Jul 18
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Stadio Artemio Franchi, San Martino, and Porta Romana. Palazzo Pubblico and ...
4.1/5Very Good! (145 reviews)
nice hotel to experience the peaceful life
"very large room and cozy and quiet room in the peaceful mountain area, good breakfast, friendly staff. easy parking."

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2019

Hotel Casafrassi
Locanda le Piazze
Locanda le Piazze
4 out of 5
Localita Le Piazze 41, Castellina in Chianti, SI
The price is ¥28,840 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is 8.9 mi (14.4 km) from Monteriggioni Castle and within 16 mi (25 km) of Sant'Agostino Church and Castello di ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (128 reviews)
"Beautiful and peaceful! Lovely staff and excellent restaurant on site. Very relaxing. Google maps however can’t find the property but the staff was able to direct us when we called them."

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

Locanda le Piazze
Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais
Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais
Pietrafitta Società Agricola a r.l, Località Pietrafitta n.46, Castellina in Chianti, SI
The price is ¥13,265 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in a rural location, this family-friendly farm stay is within 12 mi (20 km) of Castello d'Albola, Castello di Monsanto, and Chianti Sculpture Park. Meleto ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (78 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel with a great location."

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

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Antico Borgo il Vecchio Mulino
Antico Borgo il Vecchio Mulino
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Situated in Barberino Tavarnelle, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.8 km) from The SottoVico Garden and within 6 mi (10 km) of Church of San Lorenzo and Sant'Appiano ...
Antico Borgo il Vecchio Mulino
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