Castellina in Chianti
Castellina in Chianti is one of the main Chianti market towns, located on a high ridge overlooking the Elsa river valley. From the town there is an incredible view of the valley and countryside.
It's history dates back to the Etruscan period while it's present day name, Castellina in Chianti dei Trebbiesi, in honor of a nearby noble family, is tied to the civil history of Florence and the religious history of Fiesole.
It has a 14th- 15th century character with a number of religious structures, including the parocchial church of San Salvatore. It is one of the 'must see' towns of the Chianti.
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The necropolis etrusca of Poggino is situated to 2-3 km from Castellina in Chianti, on the right side along the road 222 heading in the direction of Siena, immediately before the village of Fonterutoli. In the woods five Etruscan graves have been found, dating back to the VI century B.C.Read more
A small but reasonably well stocked supermarket. Normal working days are from Monday to Saturday, however in the summer they do open on some Sundays, check their website for unusual opening days.
Diagonally across from the church. Friendly service, pleasant atmosphere and excellent reasonably priced food. It offers a restaurant and pizzeria menu with high quality km 0 products. Fantastic terrace.
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Cinque Terre Guided Tour by Minivan and Boat
Discover the five picturesque villages scattered along a beautiful stretch of the Mediterranean coast, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will reach the first village by minivan and then you take a boat. If weather conditions don't permit a boat ride you will travel by train.from 740,92 US Dollar
Skip-the-Line Medici Chapels Ticket
Don't miss an opportunity to see Michelangelo's sculptures and architectural design of the Medici Chapels in Florence. This homage to the great Medici leaders is decorated with the masterfully-sculpted allegories of Night, Day, Dawn, and Dusk.from 16,46 US Dollar
Full-Day Chianti Tour by Vespa Scooter from San Gimignano
Spend a full-day riding across the gentle and tranquil roads of the Chianti landscape on this incredibly fun tour. Hop-on-board your very own Vespa scooter and explore the countryside for an unforgettable collection of views. Take a break at lunch stop on the way for a delicious meal accompanied by a tasting of wines.from 109,77 US Dollar
Contemporary Art In The Chianti Hills
Transfer A/R from your accomodation in Siena till the Chianti Sculpture Park and the Contemporary Art Village of Pievasciata (Contemporary Art Village). In this little hamlet and its immediate surroundings, nine artworks have been installed both by families and institutions. These installations are visible no matter which direction you come from, Siena, Gaiole in Chianti, Pianella, Vagliagli or Ponte a Bozzone. Entrance to Chianti Sculpture Park, which is spread over a mystical wooded area; it comprises a collection of site-specific sculptures and installations created by artists from all over the world.from 74,09 US Dollar