Castellina in Chianti, history, accommodations and things to see

The town of Castellina in Chianti is one of the most popular destinations and vacation bases in Chianti. Castellina is central in terms of visits to anywhere in Chianti and the nearby areas of Tuscany, including Volterra and the Val d’Orcia, located as it is at an important crossroads on the via Chiantigiana. It is surrounded by beautiful countryside and interesting historical sights. Indeed, within Castellina itself there are several things to see, including the Via delle Volte, a covered street that was part of the defences of the town, and the Archaeological Museum. Close by there is a very well preserved Etruscan tomb at Montecalvario.

Castellina is best known for its relaxed ambiance. The main street is mostly pedestrians only and there are several good restaurants and cafès to choose from. There is also a good range of outlets for food and other supplies for holiday-makers based in the vicinity and of course for anyone passing through.

Castellina in Chianti

An out-door café and restaurant in Castellina in Chianti

Comfortable buses run from Sienna to Castellina but a car is recommended if you plan to rent your holiday home in the vicinity.

Last but not least, Castellina has one of the best ice cream shops in Tuscany – Antica Delizia. To get there on foot from town, just walk along the main street in the direction of the turn-off for Florence. Antica Delizia is located on the corner across the main road. Each gelato is abundant in quantity, and the range and quality of flavours are as good as it gets!

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Holiday homes near Castellina in Chianti

"Il Villino" Chianti vacation apartments near Castellina in Chianti

Azienda Agricola "Il Villino" is a Chianti Classico winery located 2 km from Castellina, offering two vacation apartments, each for 3 (+1) persons.The swimming pool offers a wonderful view over the valley with Sienna in the distance.The location is elevated and peaceful - an ideal venue for your vacation in Tuscany. More about "Il Villino" Chianti vacation apartments.
Elena Spolaor

About Elena Spolaor

Although Elena was born in Venice, she was brought up in Tuscany and is a historian and frequent contributor to online articles about life in Tuscany and Umbria. Her specialities are Tuscan and Umbrian local history and folklore.

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