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La Canonica

Living the real Chianti

‘Integram suam portionem de castello e curte de Vertine’: With these words, Pietro di Pietro awarded the feudal lands of Castello di Vertine to the Monastery of Coltibuono, in 1049.

Castello di Vertine is a place of almost indescribable beauty: a medieval pearl of a village where time stands still, offering the visitor an unspoiled experience. The location is at the north-eastern extremity of the Chianti region, just below the mountainous ridge dividing the territories of the upper Valdarno Valley from the historic republics of Florence and Siena.

The village still shelters inside its original defensive walls, including one of the most beautiful sandstone towers in all of Tuscany, rising in rectangular form over the arch of the castle gate. Visitors can stroll the medieval streets, and visit the Church of San Bartolomeo, the historic castle and its splendid tower.