Castellina in Chianti is a municipality in the province of Siena, Tuscany
, Italy. It is located about 35 km south of Florence
and about 15 km northwest of Siena. It1 is part of the Chianti Hills, between the valleys of the Arbia, Pesa and Elsa rivers.
This is a small city but still offers visitors accommodations and lodging, ranging from vacation rentals and villa rentals to condo rentals and apartment rentals.
The city of Castellina in Chianti is located atop a hill at the crossroads of important roads that cross the Arbia, Elsa and Pesa valleys. Set along the Chiantigiana road that connects Florence to Siena, it is one of the most important destinations in Chianti.
The accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental and villa rental choices attest to the town’s history.
It is a small city and while there isn't that many things to see and do, visitors should stop here to enjoy a nice walk along the main street, always crowded and with a long history.
Along the ancient walls an impressive underground tunnel used by the guards back then remains, now called Via della Volte
which today is a fascinating tunnel with shops and restaurants. The tunnel itself goes around the city and encloses the delightful city center, itself divided by its main street, Via Ferruccio. Here you'll find many shops, workshops, restaurants and important villas and palaces such as Palazzo Banciardi and Palazzo Squarcialupi, both belonging to local noble families. Locally owned accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals are available to suit all budgets.
Day visitors of those who decide to stay a few days should not miss the massive Rocca (castle), with a huge 14th century tower that houses a small Etruscan museum. The Church of San Salvatore, with an early 15th century fresco of Madonna with Child and a polychrome wooden statue of Christ from the same age and the Montecalvario Mound, outside the town, which consists of four 7th-6th century BC tombs are interesting sites. The Poggino necropolis and the Romanesque church of San Martino, at Cispiano are close by.
The well-cared-for and well-restored historic centre has several lovely late-Renaissance palaces
and the modern parish church of San Salvatore, imitation Romanesque in style. Inside the church is a detached fresco depicting the Madonna and Child by Mastro di Signa. Enjoy this historic gem up close and stay in any of the available accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental or villa rental options.