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Castellina in Chianti

Castellina in Chianti, in the province of Siena, extends over a green area of forested terrain, dense with wild animals and, most significantly, the remains of the ancient Etruscan civilization. From various pieces of evidence in the area, humans are believed to have been present here since the seventh century B.C.

Among the area's most important historic elements is the Tomb of Montecalvario, an interesting monument just outside the town. It's made up of four different tombs oriented toward different cardinal directions.

Castellina visitors can delight their palates through wine tastings in the numerous wine bars and wineries scattered around the town. But there's also a great tradition of Chianti norcina here (a type of mushroom cream sauce), which adds prestige and a distinct, unforgettable flavor to the local meats.