Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti is a must see stop in your perfect luxury Italian tour itinerary. We can help plan the best things to do.


Castellina in Chianti is one of the most beautiful towns in the heart of Tuscany, Italy, known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and traditional Tuscan charm. Only ten minutes from Villa Ardore, Castellina in Chianti is a must see stop in your perfect luxury Italian tour itinerary.  Here are some of the best things to do in Castellina in Chianti:

Explore the historic center: The historic center of Castellina in Chianti is a maze of winding streets and alleys dotted with charming shops, cafes, and restaurants. Take a stroll through the town to get a feel for its ancient heritage.

Visit the Etruscan site of Monte Calvario: Just outside town, these four Etruscan burial chambers, dating from the 6th century BC can be found. Devotees of Etruscan archeology or fans of the historical fantasy series Eagles and Dragons, will no doubt find them interesting, but the lack of signage and restricted entry into the chambers can make it difficult to enter. Speak to your Villa Ardore Personal Tuscany Experience Curator or Personal Tuscany Stay Planner if you are interested in gaining special access to these treasures of a bygone era.

Enjoy a wine tasting: Castellina in Chianti is located in one of Italy's most famous wine regions, and there are several wineries in the area that offer tastings and tours. Your Villa Ardore Personal Tuscan Experience Curator or Personal Tuscan Stay Planner can organize multiple wine-tastings at a any number of the regions best wineries. Enjoy and afternoon visiting wineries, making new friends and enjoying some of the most amazing wines in the world.

Take a hike: The hills around Castellina in Chianti are covered in vineyards, olive groves, and forests, making them a great place for hiking and outdoor activities.

Visit the Museo Archeologico: This small museum houses a collection of Etruscan and Roman artifacts found in the area, providing a glimpse into the rich history of Tuscany.

Try the local cuisine: Tuscan cuisine is known for its simple, hearty dishes made with local ingredients. Be sure to try some of the traditional dishes while you're in Castellina in Chianti, such as ribollita soup and wild boar stew. Check out some of Castellina in Chianti’s Michelin rated restaurants like Albergaccio or Tavola di Guido. And equidistant from Villa Ardore is the medieval town of San Donato which boosts two more can’t miss, Michelin rated restaurants La Locanda di Pietracupa and Antica Trattoria La Toppa.

Attend a concert or event: Castellina in Chianti is home to a number of cultural events and festivals throughout the year, including concerts, markets, and wine tastings. Ask your Villa Ardore Personal Tuscany Experience Curator about what local events are happening during your visit to Villa Ardore.