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Encyclopedia > Castellina in Chianti
Comune di Castellina in Chianti

Municipal coat of arms
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Province Siena (SI)
Mayor Anna Maria Betti
Elevation 578 m
Area 99.4 km²
Population
 - Total (as of Dec. 2004 [1]) 2,820
 - Density 28/km²
Time zone CET, UTC+1
Coordinates 43°28′09″N, 11°17′19″E
Gentilic Castellinesi
Dialing code 0577
Postal code 53011
Frazioni Fonterutoli, Lilliano, Piazza, Rencine, San Leonino, San Quirico, Sant'Agnese
Patron San Fausto
 - Day September 18

Location of Castellina in Chianti in Italy
Website: www.comune.castellina.si.it
The entrance of the Via delle Volte.

Castellina in Chianti is a comune (municipality) of c. 2,800 inhabitants in the province of Siena, in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 35 km south of Florence and about 15 km northwest of Siena. It is part of the Chianti Hills, between the valleys of the Arbia, Pesa and Elsa rivers. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... The Regions of Italy were granted a degree of regional autonomy in the 1948 constitution, which states that the constitutions role is: to recognize, protect and promote local autonomy, to ensure that services at the State level are as decentralized as possible, and to adapt the principles and laws... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... In Italy, a province (in Italian: provincia) is an administrative division of intermediate level between municipality (comune) and region (regione). ... Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Time zones of Europe: Light colours indicate countries not observing summer time Central European Time (CET) is one of the names of the time zone that is 1 hour ahead of Coordinated Universal Time. ... Central European Time West Africa Time British Summer Time* Irish Summer Time* Western European Summer Time* Category: ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A demonym or gentilic is a word that denotes the members of a people or the inhabitants of a place. ... Here are a list of area codes in Italy. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... Image File history File links Italy_Regions_220px_(including_Pelagie_Islands). ... Image File history File links Red_pog. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Via delle Volte a Castellina in Chianti(Siena) Foto Personale Novembre 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 380 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Via delle Volte a Castellina in Chianti(Siena) Foto Personale Novembre 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... Siena (Italian: Provincia di Siena) is a province in the Tuscany region of Italy. ... Tuscany (Italian: ) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... Florence (Italian: ) is the capital city of the region of Tuscany, Italy. ... Piazza del Campo Siena is a city in Tuscany, Italy. ... Chianti is Italys most famous red wine. ...

The Rocca of Castellina.

The territory of Castellina in Chianti borders the following municipalities: Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Poggibonsi, Radda in Chianti, Tavarnelle Val di Pesa. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 460 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) La rocca di Castellina In Chianti (Siena) Foto Personale Novembre 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2304 × 3072 pixel, file size: 460 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) La rocca di Castellina In Chianti (Siena) Foto Personale Novembre 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Florence (FI) Mayor Elevation 373 m Area 65. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 351 m Area 177. ... Greve in Chianti (the old name was Greve; in 1972 was renamed Greve in Chianti after the inclusion of that area in the Chianti wine district) is a town and comune (municipality) in the province of Florence, Tuscany, Italy. ... Monteriggioni, Tuscany Sitting on a small natural hillock, this completely walled medieval town in the Siena Province of Tuscany was built in the 13th century by the overlords of Siena to command the Cassia Road running through the Val dElsa and Val Staggia just to the west of Monteriggioni. ... Poggibonsi is a town in Tuscany. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 530 m Area 80. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Florence (FI) Mayor Elevation 378 m Area 57. ...

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History

The first settlements in the area dates from the Etruscan age, and they were probably devastated by Gaulish invasions at the time of the latter's invasions against Rome. See: Etruscan civilization Etruscan language Etruscan alphabet Etruscan mythology See also: Tyrrhenian, Lemnian, Pelasgian. ... Gaul (Latin: ) was the name given,in ancient times, to the region of Western Europe comprising present-day northern Italy, France, Belgium, western Switzerland and the parts of the Netherlands and Germany on the west bank of the Rhine river. ... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ...


In the early Middle Ages the town was known as Salingolpe; in the 11th century Matilda of Tuscany gave it as fief to the counts Guidi and, subsequently, to the Trebbio. In the early 15th century it became a strong fortress, of which today the Rocca remain. Matilda of Tuscany from (1115) Matilda, countess of Tuscany (1046 – July 24, 1115), called La Gran Contessa, was the principal Italian supporter of Pope Gregory VII during the investiture controversy, and is one of the few medieval women to be remembered for her military accomplishments. ...


Main sights

  • The massive Rocca (castle), with a huge 14th century tower. It houses a small Etruscan museum.
  • Palazzo Ugolini-Squarcialupi.
  • Palazzo Bianciardi.
  • The Via delle Volte underground tunnel.
  • Montecalvario Mound, outside the town. It consists of four 7th-6th century BC tombs.
  • Poggino necropolis, also in the neighbourhood.

For the record label, see Necropolis Records. ...

Demographic evolution


References

  1. ^ All demographics and other statistics: Italian statistical institute Istat.

ISTAT may refer to: the International Society of Transport Aircraft Trading, an aircraft standards organization. ...

External links

  • Official Site
  • Castellina in Chianti







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