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.
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.
Wineries, Countryside and Hills
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.
Enjoy the charming Tuscan countryside and the haunting beauty of the Tuscan forests. Considered one of the most elite foods in the world, you will learn all about truffles and also taste this precious food with a local expert.
Spend a day riding along peaceful roads through the scenic, Tuscan hills on an original Vespa scooter. Experience a unique way of admiring Chianti sights, and stop for a wine tasting and delicious lunch along the way.
Enjoy a special dining experience that's designed to immerse you in the best of everything the Chianti region has to offer. History, gorgeous landscape, and fantastic food and wine come together to create an incomparable starlit dinner among the vineyards.
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.
Discover the natural beauty of the Tuscan countryside by bike on a guided tour from Florence. See the Chianti region from a different perspective. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting as part of this unique experience.
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.
RussOct 1, 2018
Wonderful town. Heck, I might move there!!