Albergo il Colombaio

Castellina in Chianti

The Chianti Classico's Essence

Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti is located in this area's heart known throughout the world for its scenery and typical products. Located between the Val d'Elsa, Val di Pesa and the Val d'Arbia it is a very interesting destination for tourism both historical and gastronomic.

Its origins are ancient, as shown by the various objects found in the area in the 80's when the excavations started and they attested a large town's existence, not far from today's historic center and other artifacts can still be seen as the Montecalvario mound and the Poggino's necropolis.


Its greatest glory, however, was reached in the Middle Ages, in spite of the various battles that followed in the area.
In Castellina in Chianti's center worth visiting the San Salvatore's Church , the San Leonino in Conio's Church, the St. Georgealla Piazza's Church and several villas such as Villa Bargagli of exquisite workmanship and villa Casafrassi and finally la Rocca, a fine military architecture's example.

San Salvatore Church<span></span>

San Salvatore Church

Religion and art

The church of San Salvatore is not far from Albergo il Colombaio, in the centre of Castellina in Chianti.

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Rocca di Castellina<span></span>

Rocca di Castellina

A military architecture's example

The first historical remains, relative to the Rocca di Castellina, date back to around the eleventh century which described it as a Castello del Trebbio's possessions' advanced fortification, to which Castellina in Chianti belonged.

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Chianti Archaeological Museum<span></span>

Chianti Archaeological Museum

Chianti's history

A few steps far from Colombaio, on the main square of Castellina in Chianti  there is the Archaeological Museum of Chianti.

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Monte Calvario's Cairn<span></span>

Monte Calvario's Cairn

The Etruscan Tomb Architecture

The Tumulo di Monte Calvario is an Etruscan tomb. Probably it belonged to an important family, and we can imagine why the tomb is very big and it is located in the highest of the village.

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Villa Casalta's wine<span></span>

Villa Casalta's wine

Villa Casalta's wine

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