Castelnuovo Berardenga stands on a pleasant hill, located in the southern area of Chianti Classico less than 20 miles from Siena, bordered by the rivers Ombrone and Arbia. Castelnuovo. It was built in 1366 as the `new castle` by Siena because of it`s strategically advantageous position on the border of the Sienese land. In the historical center is the impressive Vicolo dell`Arco, characterized by steep stone stairs that have a tympanum arch decorated with a beautiful bas-relief. Nearby is the Church of San Giusto and Clemente, built during the 19th century and which displays a Madonna with Child by a Sienese artist from the Renaissance. Probably what turns Castelnuovo di Berardengo into a great destination in Chianti, in addition to Chianti wine and beautiful landscapes are its beautiful surroundings full of castles and fortresses, villas and churches. Some of the most famous are the delightful village of San Gusme, the Certosa of Pontignano, the Castle of Montalto and Villa Acerno.
Nearby: San Gusme, Gaiole in Chianti, Chianti area
Distances: Siena - 16 miles, Florence - 56 miles, Arezzo - 37 miles