Castelnuovo Berardenga is a municipality in the f Province of Siena
, Italy, located about 50 km southeast of Florence
and about 14 km east of Siena. Since 1932 it is included in the Chianti wine-production area.
Accommodations and lodgings are plentiful and range from charming vacation rentals and villa rentals to homely condo rentals and apartment rentals.
The town takes its name from Count Berardo
, he and his descendants became a strong feudal power in the area and owned a large number of castles, for example at Campi, Capratusa, Caspreno, Chiesamonti, Dofana, Montalto, Montaperti, Orgiale, Pancole, Ripalta, Valcortese and Vitignano. By 1050, their dominion was so great that the whole area was commonly known as ‘Terra Berardinga’ or ‘Berardinga’s Land’.
Many churches, monuments and villas from the period of Berardo family rule can still be seen today, such as Asciata Church and several smaller Romanesque churches
built between the XII and XIII centuries. The ‘new castle’ in Berardegna was built by the Sienese in 1366 in an area known as ‘Poggio de’ Frati’. This town is rich in history and the local accommodation, vacation rental, condo rental, apartment rental and villa rental options reflect this.
In the historical center is the impressive Vicolo dell'Arco, characterized by steep stone stairs that have a tympanum arch decorated with a beautiful bas-relief. Nearby is the Church of San Giusto and Clemente
, built during the 19th century and which displays a Madonna with Child by a Sienese artist from the Renaissance.
The Landscape Museum also deserves a visit
, with its large documentation, both written and illustrated and pictured, of the Sienese landscape and its history. In addition, it houses an archeological section composed of several findings from the area. Castelnuovo Berardenga have many accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental and villa rental choices to suit all budgets.
Probably what turns Castelnuovo Berardengo into a great destination in Chianti, in addition to Chianti wine and beautiful landscapes are its beautiful surroundings full of castles and fortresses, villas and churches.
Some of the most famous are the delightful village of San Gusmè, the Certosa of Pontignano, the Castle of Montalto and Villa Acerno, just to name a few.
Castelnuovo Berardenga and its surroundings really deserve to be visited and visitors will find charming accommodations, vacation rentals, apartment rentals and villa rentals in this part of Chianti.