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Best Towns in Chianti to Visit- Castellina

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Public Facts about Castellina

  • Castellina in Chianti is a comune (municipality) of c. 2,800 inhabitants in the province of Siena, in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35 kilometres south of Florence and about 15 kilometres northwest of Siena.
  • It is part of the Chianti Hills, between the valleys of the Arbia, Pesa and Elsa rivers. The territory of Castellina in Chianti borders the following municipalities: Barberino Val d’Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi, Radda in Chianti, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

Castellina in Chianti

Top Sights and Attractions in Castellina

  • The massive Rocca (castle), with a huge 14th-century tower. It houses a small Etruscan museum.
  • 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.
  • Palazzo Ugolini-Squarcialupi & Palazzo Bianciardi.
  • The Via delle Volte tunnel.
  • Montecalvario Mound, outside the town. It consists of four 7th-6th century BC tombs.
  • Poggino Necropolis, also in the neighbourhood.
  • Romanesque church of San Martino, at Cispiano Church of San Giorgio alla Piazza, housing a 15th panel from Cosimo Rosselli’s workshop.
  • Pieve of Sant’Agnese, with a Madonna with Child by Bicci di Lorenzo.

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