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Main monuments to visit

- The Archaeological Museum: hosts numerous Etruscan funerary urns as well as precious pottery and other objects from this ancient civilization.
- The Diocese Museum of Religious Art: rebuilt in the 17th century, it houses a good collection of sacred art mostly from the Sienese school. Its masterpieces are some splendid frescoes by Bartolo di Fredi and the “Maestà” by the Badia a Isola Mater, painted in Duccio’style.
- Palazzo Campana: the 16th century palace was built by Giuliano di Baccio d’Agnolo. It is a wonderful mannerist palace constructed on a viaduct forming and entryway to Upper Colle.
- Museum of Lead-Crystal Glass: the only museum in Italy wholly dedicated to lead-crystal glass. It hosts some important public and private collections of crystal art works coming from the 15th century until today. 
- Where to eat
- Ristorante Arnolfo: this exclusive restaurant is located in the historic centre of the town in the indoors of a 16th century Palazzo. It has a beautiful panoramic terrace for meals in season. It is considered as one of the best restaurants in Tuscany having received numerous awards over the years. The wine cellar offers an excellent variety.
- Ristorante “Il Cardinale”: placed in the “Relais Della Rovere”, it is a former Abbey from the 11th century. It was later the residence of the Cardinal Giulio Della Rovere who was nominated Pope Julius II on the 31st of October 1503. Surrounded by a beautiful country yard, it offers a refined traditional Tuscan cuisine. The wine cellar hosts an excellent wine selection.

Main Towns of Chianti

Badia a Passignano, Barberino val d' Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castello di Brolio, Castello di Gabbiano, Castello di Meleto, Certaldo, Colle Val D' Elsa, Greve in Chianti, Monteriggioni, Mercatale Val di Pesa, Panzano in Chianti, Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano, Tavernelle Val di Pesa, Badia a Coltibuono.

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