5/5 - Excellent
RSSep 23, 2019
Enjoy the hotel and its amenities! I highly recommend the cooking class at Tenuta Torciano, which the hotel recommends.
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.
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2019
Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019
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.
Take a trip over Florence’s iconic bridge, spared by the Nazis for its beauty and home to jewelers for more than four centuries.
The “Saint Mary of the Flower” cathedral and its towering dome have come to symbolize Florence.
Art lovers will be in their element in this famous museum, home to the most extensive and important collection of masterpieces in the world.
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 is a top museum in Florence with a story of its own. Visit the stunning cathedral and notable monuments in this vibrant area.
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.
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.
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.
Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a Cesarina's home, enjoy an exclusive show cooking and taste authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian Mammas. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.
Enjoy a full-day tour exploring the scenic countryside towns of Siena and San Gimignano. Discover the awe-inspiring landscape of the Chianti region, enjoy lunch with winetasting on a rural farm, and end the day with a visit to the enchanting commune of Monteriggioni.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Localita Poggio Amorelli, 53011, Castellina In Chianti Italy A wonderfull day with few stops for panoramic photos of the beautifull countryside of Chianti, guided from an English speacking professional driver with a confortable Mercedes E class, the lunch and wine tasting it will be on original Chianti winery on the heart of Chianti Classico where the costumer can eat the typical food from our land and taste our spetacular wines.
RussOct 1, 2018
Wonderful town. Heck, I might move there!!