The Montecalvario Tumulus


The imposing Montecalvario Tumulus, an Etruscan burial site from the 7th-6th century BC located right at the entrance of the medieval village is welcoming those who reach Castellina in Chianti from Florence.

Accessible by foot in just a few minutes from the historic center, it's possible to visit the four funerary chambers that compose it, arranged to the north, south, east, and west. Each of the chambers contains a main room with side cells.

The artifacts recovered from the excavation are preserved at the Archaeological Museum of Castellina in Chianti, in the historic center of the village. Among these are also the remains of the famous Etruscan "chariot".

The Montecalvario Tumulus takes its name from the chapel built on its summit and is freely accessible.

If you continue your walk along the road to San Donato in Poggio, you will also reach the area of the ancient acropolis of Castellina, called Salingolpe Acropolis: here, remains of the ancient walls are still visible

Info & Contacts

Address: SR 222 Chiantigiana 17, 53011 Castellina In Chianti SI



Phone: +39 0577-742090


Let yourself be inspired by the legends, stories, and a thousand excellences of this land in the green heart of Tuscany.

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