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Things to do in Castellina in Chianti

  • Necropoli del Poggino

    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.
    Address: Località Fonterutoli,
    53011 Castellina in Chianti (SI)

  • Mille Miglia and car races

    At the end of May the Mille Miglia a passes through the town on the classic car race between Rome and Brescia. The Mille Miglia was described by Enzo Ferrari as the most beautiful car race of the world.
    www.1000miglia.eu

    There are two other Classic car races that pass through Castellina in Chianti, for more information visit their websites:
    The Alcide Race - www.lacorsadialcide.it (in June)
    Chianti Classico Cup - www.chianticup.it (in September)

  • Pentecoste

    Pentecoste is a yearly event in Castellina in Chianti, providing a rich program of activities. A highlight is the market, music and the best wine producers in the area displaying their products and providing tastings within the streets of Castellina.
    For more info visit:  http://amocastellinainchianti.it/en/1137/Pentecost-in-Castellina.htm

  • Watermelon festival

    Celebrated at the end of August it has become a major fair for Castellina attracting many locals and tourits. The centre of the town becomes a large market for the entire day. There are also food stands for a traditional meal in the main square with live music in the evenings. Notice boards in the town during August provide the exact date each year.

  • Museo Archeologico del Chianti Senese

    The museum is located in the main square of the town. It has an interactive display which provides information about the history of the territory and the local population
    It's open only during the summer.
    Address: Piazza del Comune, 17
    53011 Castellina In Chianti SI
    Web: www.museoarcheologicochianti.it

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Carrara marble quarries Cinque Terre PRIVATE TOUR from Siena

- Follow in the Master's footsteps as you trace Michelangelo's tracks to the marble quarries of Carrara. Carrara is where he went (250 miles was no small feat then) to hand pick his marble for his Pieta' and from which came the marble for, yes, the David.
- Nowhere in the world is like the "Cinque Terre" or "Five Lands", two of which are included in this tour; Vernazza and Manarola. These quaint, colorful seaside towns combine with the blues and greens in nature to create a stunning, scenic palette. Take this all in with both walks around town and a drive down a panoramic road. The entire area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Enjoy typical Tuscan cuisine in Colonnata, world renowned home of Lardo di Colonnata, a local delicacy of pork fat aged in marble vats.
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LEONARDO DA VINCI 'S HOMELAND - THE ORIGIN OF A GENIUS

Discover the genius of great Leonardo da Vinci through this 5-hour tour by an air-conditioned 8-seat van. You will leave from Florence and cross the countryside through Leonardo's birthplace (Anchiano) and Vinci having the opportunity to meet him (metaphorically) and get to know about his life as an artist. The tour will end with a wine tasting and a light lunch in a typical farmhouse.

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Self-Drive Vintage Vespa Tour with Tuscan Gourmet Lunch

Get into the Tuscan countryside with this fun 5.5-hour self-drive vintage Vespa tour from Florence, including a picnic lunch and wine tasting. This exclusive opportunity is perfect for anyone wanting to escape the congestion and crowds of the city. Enjoy the crisp and fresh air as you tour the soft rolling Tuscan hills on Vespas. The Renaissance painters chose these landscapes for a reason, and you will wholeheartedly agree.

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Private Tour: Lucca and Pisa with Typical Pastry Tasting and Optional Lunch

Revel in the personalized attention of your own driver on this full-day, private tour of Pisa and Lucca. Upgrade your ticket to include a delicious 2-course lunch in a typical trattoria, located a few steps away from the Leaning Tower.

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