Castellina in Chianti, on a hill at the crossroads of the Arbia, Elsa and Pesa valleys, is set along the Chiantigiana road that connects Florence to Siena. It is one of the most important destinations in Chianti. The city`s origins go back to Etruscan times and came under Florentine control starting in the 12th century. It offers an imposing fortress. Along the ancient walls remains an underground tunnel, now called Via della Volte, a fascinating tunnel with shops and restaurants. The view of the surrounding Chianti countryside is marvelous. Inside Palazzo Squarcialupi, the Enoteca Antiquaria is now housed, a wine shop for over a 100 years which represents an important historical archive of wine and which has helped preserve the original characteristics of Chianti Classico wine itself.
Nearby: Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi, Radda in Chianti, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.
Distances: Siena - 18 miles, Florence - 25 miles, Arezzo - 46 miles