Castellina In Chianti, Italy
Castellina in Chianti is a small town in the province of Siena, in the region of Tuscany in central Italy. Located 578 m (1,896 ft) above sea level, it covers 99.4 sq km (38.4 sq mi) and has a population of 3,000 people (2012 estimate).
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As with many of the towns in Tuscany, Castellina in Chianti dates back to the Etruscan period. Through its long existence, it has been conquered and ruled by various powers including the Gaul as well as the Romans.
Today Castellina in Chianti is a quiet town with a well-preserved old town. Its many sights have made it a popular domestic tourist destination.
Visiting Castellina in Chianti
Castellina in Chianti is located to the south of Florence. It is reached by taking the Siena-Firenze Expressway south till Poggibonsi, then head east on the SR429 until you arrive.
Places of Interest in Castellina in Chianti
- Church of San Giorgio alla Piazza
- Church of San Martino
- Church of San Salvatore
- Montecalvario Mound
- Palazzo Bianciardi
- Palazzo Ugolini-Squarcialupi
- Pieve of Sant’Agnese
- Poggino necropolis
- Rocca (castle)
- Via delle Volte underground way