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Etruscan Tomb at Monte Calvario

State Highway 222 | Chiantigiana, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Passing through Castellina we stumbled upon the Etruscan tombs. Short uphill walk from car park... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Great views from monte calvario!

The 6th century tomb was uncovered in the early 20th century atop Monte Calvario a stones throw... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2017
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State Highway 222 | Chiantigiana, Castellina In Chianti, Italy
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Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Passing through Castellina we stumbled upon the Etruscan tombs. Short uphill walk from car park. Wouldn't go out of my way but good to see. Made us Google the history. 15 mins light switch wasn't quite enough!

Thank ThePuddingLady
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

The 6th century tomb was uncovered in the early 20th century atop Monte Calvario a stones throw from the 15th century fortification - Castellina in Chianti. It is a short walk from the main thoroughfare of the town heading in the direction of Radda. Beware...More

Thank Ibert65
Reviewed 31 May 2017

The turn off for the tomb is not well signed and the parking area is limited. It's worth a brief stop to see the burial rooms.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed 29 May 2017

We were in Castellini in Chianti, one of our favorite places in Tuscany, and we asked a local about nearby attractions. The ancient Etruscan Tomb was within walking distance, and since there is no place to park, that is the only way to get there....More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 19 May 2017

4 amazing Etruscan tombs - this is a must see. We would have driven right past these, however our guide recommended. Great condition - don't forget to hit the button for the light switch on the way up the hill!

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Just around the corner from Castellini you drive up a long drive between cypress trees to a hill and then walk up the hill to the tomba as the locals call it. What was there was frankly amazing - 4 Etruscan tombs from the 6...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Easy to find and so interesting. Until visiting the area the word "Etruscan" meant very little. Burial Rights have been performed and honoured since the beginning of humanity - this is a wonderful preservation of a "sacred" site. Take a torch and let your eyes...More

1  Thank Ferdi R
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Well worth the time to park and walk up the hill to get to the 4 Etruscan tombs. You can walk into each and just imagine... There is a button to push near the top of the hill that turns on lights in each of...More

1  Thank fergusonjlf
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We visited it one early evening, at dusk, as a storm was brewing... the feeling was totally magical. Well lit (there's a light switch at the entrance) outside and inside, which is very helpful for an evening visit. The area seems wonderful for lying on...More

Thank deticek2016
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Certainly a nice thing to visit, it takes only a little detour from the main road. A piece of Etruscan history!

Thank nemanja1205
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