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The Chianti Castles route

La Strada dei Castelli del Chianti

The Chianti castles route is a tourist promotion project developed by the comune of Gaiole in Chianti, drawing its inspiration from the surprising number of castles, fortified farm houses, towers and fortified Abbeys in the area. The comune defined six itineraries that provide a very pleasant way to discover the architecture, history and present way of life of this part of the Chianti area.


The Chianti castles itineraries are as follows - click the itinerary name for a detailed route and pictures.

Brown Itinerary - Pieve di Spaltenna, Vertine, Uliveta, S. Donato in Perano, Vistarenni
Red Itinerary - Tornano, Morelline, Cacchiano, Monte Lodoli
 - Gaiole, Barbischio, Capannelle, Cancelli, Castello di Montegrossi, Badia a Coltibuono
Violet Itinerary - Vertine, Meleto, Rietine, Castagnoli, Starda, Monte Luco della Beraredenga, Montecastelli
Orange Itinerary - Campi, San Sano, Monteluco di Lecchi, San Polo in Rosso, Galenda, Le Selve
Blue Itinerary - San Giusto a Rentennano (alle Monache), Lucignano, La Torricella, Castello di Brolio



Castle of Meleto

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Castles of Tuscany

Other interesting castles of Chianti and Tuscany

Castles near Greve

Castello di Montefioralle walled village 1.5 km from Greve in Chianti. Not to be missed!

Castello di Volpaia wine village within an easy drive of Greve in Chianti. Worth a visit.

Castello di Verrazzano wine castle near Greve in Chianti.

Castello Vicchiomaggio wine castle near Greve in Chianti.

Castle of Uzzano private residence near Greve in Chianti.

Castello di Querceto wine castle near Greve in Chianti.

Castello Il Palagio near Mercatale Val di Pesa.

Castello di Gabbiano near Mercatale Val di Pesa.

Castello di Mugnana near Chiocchio.

Castello Bibbione near San Casciano Val di Pesa.

Castello di Lamole private property near Lamole.

Castello di Brolio near Gaiole in Chianti. Worth a visit.

Castello di Spaltenna near Gaiole in Chianti.

Rocca di Castellina in Chianti at Castellina in Chianti.

"Castello" di Fonterutoli village near Castellina in Chianti. Worth a visit.

Castello di Strozzavolpe near Poggibonsi.

Monteriggioni curtain-walled village. Worth a visit.

Castel Pietraio near Monteriggioni.

Tignano near Barberino Val d'Elsa.

Castles near Florence

Castello di Vincigliata near Fiesole.

Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte
near Impruneta.

Castles near Siena

Castello di Spannocchia near Sovicille.

Castello di Montalto near Castelnuovo Berardenga.

Castello di Poggiarello di Stigliano near Sovicille.

Castello di Frosini at Chiusdino near Sovicille.

Castello di Murlo near Sovicille.

Castles of the Val d'Orcia

Castello di Montalcino.

Rocca d'Orcia.

Castiglione d'Orcia.

Castello di Ripa d'Orcia.

Castles of the Val di Chiana

Rocca di Civitella in Valdichiana near Arezzo.

Castello di San Casciano dei Bagni near Monte Amiata.

Castles of the Alta and Bassa Maremma

Castello di Fosini near Radicondoli.

Castiglione della Pescaia at the town of the same name near Grosseto.

Rocca Nuova di Volterra, one of two castles that dominate the town of Volterra.

Castello di Belagaio near Torniella.

Populonia fortress.

Castles in the Mugello

Palazzo dei Vicari at Scarperia, known as the Castello Fortezza of Scarperia in the Mugello near Florence.

Castello di Torre a Decima near Pontassieve.


Castles in the Val di Cecina


Castles in the Casentino

Castello di Poppi in the Valdarno Casentinese.


Umbrian Castles


Fortress (Rocca) of Albornoz
near Orvieto.


Castles in Lazio, near Rome


Orsini-Odescalchi Castle near Lake Bracciano. Venue of the 2006 wedding of Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes (whoever they might be).


Castello Brolio
Castle of Brolio

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