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A piece of middle age history

Walk in the hidden alleys of a small medieval town of the Chianti Classico. The ancient building of... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Daniele V
Interesting passageway

This is a medieval passageway with access from the main throughfare in Castellina. It contains... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Lesley S
Farnborough, United Kingdom
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Via delle Volte, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Walk in the hidden alleys of a small medieval town of the Chianti Classico. The ancient building of the Municipality now houses some Etruscan artifacts discovered in the area surrounding the city.

1  Thank Daniele V
Reviewed 10 September 2018

This is a medieval passageway with access from the main throughfare in Castellina. It contains houses, a restaurant and several shops. It is very cool here and a welcome relief from the hot sun. There are windows along this route allowing you views across the...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a really cool tunnel to walk through while visiting Castellina. Not only is there great history, but it's a beautiful stone tunnel with views and shops and cool air!

Thank Lizzievc
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The underground historical road is pretty unique, stroll along it to appreciate the medieval construction techniques, but don't expect much else. When we were there in April the tunnel was extremely quiet, only 3 premises were open; a bag shop, a wine shop and a...More

Thank Essex123
Reviewed 2 June 2018 via mobile

The walk through Via delle Volte was the most unique stroll in the countryside. The feeling of history was so strong and the views through the city walls were incredible. The little ships built into the wall were sweet and while we didn’t have a...More

1  Thank Alexa P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

the underground historical road is unique, it runs under the old buildings of the village and you can cross it one side to the other like in the middle age!

1  Thank robnatalie041978
Reviewed 1 November 2017

In the old castle walls an ancient corridor. There is a good wine shop there that has tasting. Pretty village

1  Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Found this while walking thru town. Has plaques of the history of the town, battles, key dates and persons of interest. In Italian.

Thank Ed S
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

We really liked this little town. The Via Delle Volte is just what it says a short street built into the side of the hill on which the town is sited which has a low stone vault covering its entire length. Apparently originally built so...More

3  Thank tonyking8652
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

It's a tunnel, some vaguely interesting history, various openings into shops selling chianti, photos, art and pizza. Being a tunnel it was marginally cooler than the surrounding streets and would clearly be ideal in the rain. There is one restaurant with "outside" seating, but not...More

Thank arborfieldman
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