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Castellina in ChiantiItaly

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
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 ¥12,514 per night

Located in a rural location, this family-friendly farm stay is within 12 mi (20 km) of Castello d'Albola, Castello della Paneretta, and Castello di Monsanto. ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (71 reviews)

"We happened to find this relays via Expedia and only had time to stay one night, but we will definitely be back another year for a longer stay. Great rooms, beautiful views and helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

Borgo di Pietrafitta Relais
Locanda le Piazze
Locanda le Piazze
4 out of 5
Localita Le Piazze 41, Castellina in Chianti, SI
The price is ¥25,024 per night

Situated in a rural location, this luxury hotel is within 16 mi (25 km) of Sant'Agostino Church, Castello di Radda Winery, and Piazza Duomo. Piazza della Cisterna ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (127 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
Palazzo Squarcialupi
Palazzo Squarcialupi
3 out of 5
Via Ferruccio 22, Castellina in Chianti
The price is ¥16,028 per night

Situated in Castellina in Chianti, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of City Hall Castellina In Chianti and Casa Vinicola Luigi Cecchi. Chianti Observatory ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (14 reviews)
WE wish that we could have stayed longer!

"From the warm welcome and efficient service at reception through to our final check-out, this was a first class experience. The room was most comfortable, and quiet, even though we had booked on the "street" side of the hotel. . Breakfast was superb, the lounge warm and inviting, internet facilities ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Palazzo Squarcialupi

Popular places to visit 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 and wineries in this quaint area.

Uffizi Gallery
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Uffizi Gallery

4.5/5(1,486 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.

Ponte Vecchio
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Ponte Vecchio

4.5/5(2,057 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 Santa Maria del Fiore
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

4.5/5(1,301 reviews)

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

Pitti Palace
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Pitti Palace

4.5/5(743 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(1,632 reviews)

Palazzo Vecchio is a popular museum in Florence with a rich history. Amble around this vibrant area's riverfront or experience its acclaimed art scene.

Top things to do in Castellina in Chianti

Dinner in Chianti Vineyards with Wine Tasting
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Dinner in Chianti Vineyards with Wine Tasting

¥9,239
Per adult
90% of travellers recommend
Tuscany by Electric Bike from San Gimignano
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Tuscany by Electric Bike from San Gimignano

¥15,872
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend
The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a local in Chianti
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The art of the Italian Aperitivo with a local in Chianti

¥12,820
Per adult
Tuscany By E-Bike from Florence
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Tuscany By E-Bike from Florence

¥16,114
Per adult
Local Market visit and Dining at a local's home in Chianti
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Local Market visit and Dining at a local's home in Chianti

¥17,124
Per adult
Private Wine Tours VIP TOURS
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Private Wine Tours VIP TOURS

¥60,819
Per adult

Reviews of Castellina in Chianti

4.9

Top Destination

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5/5 - Excellent

RS

Sep 23, 2019

Enjoy the hotel and its amenities! I highly recommend the cooking class at Tenuta Torciano, which the hotel recommends.

5/5 - Excellent

Bill

Sep 23, 2019

Quiet, friendly good food.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 29, 2019

Castellina is what you picture Tuscany to be. It has beautiful landscapes and quaint towns. Will visit this area again.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 15, 2019

Suggest check-in staff explain all the amenities available verbally or in writing at the time of check-in (there is a pool, the cantina, the restaurant, etc.). It took us a while to discover all available at this lovely property.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 17, 2019

We found driving into town & parking was more desireable than walking. This property is not really 'safely' walkable into town centro. We loved the views out out room window & will absolutely be returning & staying at this property.

5/5 - Excellent

Russ

Oct 1, 2018

Wonderful town. Heck, I might move there!!

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