Useful addresses and suggestion for your cultural and pleasure trip in Siena, Chianti, Tuscany.
Siena and the Chianti
There are a lot of places to visit as a day trip. Siena, S.Gimignano, Volterra, Montalcino, Montepulciano. The Chianti, the region of the Gallo Nero wine production. Castellina in Chianti with the fortress situated inside the city walls, the church of SS. Salvatore. Radda in Chianti with the city walls and Palazzo Podestà. Greve in Chianti with the beautiful market's square, the town hall, the Giovanni da Verrazzano monument and the church of Santa Croce. Strada in Chianti and San Polo in Chianti with the church of Rubiana. Panzano with the medieval village. San Casciano val di Pesa; nearby the Pive di
Santa Cecilia a Decimo, the small Romanesque church of Santo Stefano in Gabbiola. Tavarnelle Val di Pesa with the church of Santa Lucia al Borghetto. Fortified village of Montefioralle. Gaiole in Chianti and Barberino Val d’Elsa, a fortified village with towers and city walls. San Donato in Poggio with his Romanesque parish church and Castelnuovo Berardenga. All of them are worth to be visited. South of Siena, Val d'Orcia, Civita di Bagnoregio, Viterbo, Bolsena, Orvieto.
Local transfers
If you don't like drive your car this service allow you, in Florence and Siena area, to plan tours and movements aboard of a modern 7 seats vehicle driven by skilled staff speaking English. Routes, selected by the guest, starts from your accommodation. This is on payment service and provided by third parties. Reservation is necessary at least 15 days before. Contacts for more information.
Art & Culture in Siena
National Picture Gallery Tel 0577/281161 8:30 am-7 pm Mon & Sun 1 pm
Municipal Museum Tel 0577/292263 10 am-7 pm
Spedale S.Maria della Scala Tel 0577/224811 10 am-6 pm
Museum of the Biccherna Tablets Tel 0577/41271 9 am-1 pm Sun closed
National Museum of Etruscan Archaeology Tel 0577/49153 9 am-6 pm
Museum of the Opera Metropolitana Tel 0577/283048 9 am-7:30 pm
Baptistry of S.Giovanni Tel 0577/283048 9 am-7:30 pm
Sports & Fitness
Tennis Court 0577/741228 Castellina in Chianti
Volleyball 0577/743081 Castellina in Chianti
Horse Riding 0577/740419 Loc. Colle Petroso, Radda in Chianti
Golf Courses 0577/624197 Loc. Esse Secco, Bettolle (SI)
  0577/348192 Via Grossetana 17 Sovicille (SI)
Wine bar
"Bottega del vino" Castellina in Chianti, Piazzetta del Comune 11
"La Giravolta" Castellina in Chianti, Via Bolgheri 1 Tel 0577/742004
"Bar Italia" Castellina in Chianti, Via Trento e Trieste 14 Tel 0577/740258
"Enoteca Toscana" Radda in Chianti, Via Roma 29
"Enoteca Porciatti " Radda in Chianti, P.zza IV Novembre 1
Food shops

They are usually open from Monday to Saturday morning, from 8:30 am to 7:30 pm. The big ones don't close for lunch, while the small usually close from 1 pm to 5 pm. You'll find supermarkets in Castellina in Chianti and in Radda in Chianti. In Siena there are several food shops and supermarkets. In San Casciano there is a "SuperCoop" supermarket (FI-SI speedway, exit San Casciano and then follow the signs).

"La Cantoniera di Vescine" - Radda in Chianti (on the road between Radda and Castellina) Tel 0577/741195
"Riserva di Fizzano" di Rocca delle Macie - Castellina in Chianti (località Fizzano) Tel 0577/737223
"Albergaccio di Castellina" - Via Fiorentina 63 Castellina in Chianti Tel 0577/741042
"Vignale" Radda in Chianti - Via XX settembre 23 Tel 0577/738094 (closed Thursday).
"La Bottega" Taverna tipica - Radda in Chianti (località Volpaia) Tel 0577/738001 (closed Tuesday).
"Villa Borromeo" - Via Borromeo 119 San Casciano Val di Pesa Tel 055/8290118 (private parking).
"Il Fondaccio" - Via Ferruccio 27 Castellina in Chianti Tel 0577/741084
Radda in Chianti the last Monday of the month
Castellina in Chianti Saturday morning
San Gimignano Thursday
Poggibonsi Tuesday
Siena Wednesday
Radda in Chianti "Chianti Festival" July 1st to July 15th
Castellina in Chianti "Chianti Festival" July 1st to July 15th
Gaiole in Chianti "Chianti Festival" July 1st to July 15th
Castelnuovo "Chianti Festival" July 1st to July 15th
Greve in Chianti "Wine Festival" second week of September
Siena "Il Palio" July 2th and August 16th
During summer there are a lot of theater plays, films, exhibitions, concerts, both in Siena and in nearby villages. Information at tourist information offices, on newspapers and on specialized magazines.

Emergency telephone numbers

Police 113
Carabinieri 112
Fire Brigade 115
Ambulance 118
Carabinieri of Castellina 0577/740202
Emergency Doctor  
of Castellina in Chianti 0577/740897

of Radda in Chianti


of Castellina in Chianti

Useful telephone numbers
Taxi 0577/49222
Garages Fiat Service - Castellina in Chianti Tel 0577/740759
  Renault Service - Castellina in Chianti Tel 0577/740748
Gas pump Shell - Castellina in Chianti, Piazza Roma

Fina - Castellina in Chianti, Piazza Roma
Public utilities
Banks Castellina in Chianti and Radda in Chianti
Post Office Castellina in Chianti
Tourist information Castellina in Chianti Tel 0577/740620
  Radda in Chianti Tel 0577/738494
Public phones Castellina in Chianti c/o "Chianti Bar"
Nearest Hospital Siena Tel 0577/585111
Laundry Castellina in Chianti
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