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Radda in Chianti is situated in Tuscany, a region of soft rolling hills, dotted with cypress trees, a region characterized by sweetness and beauty. This beautiful medieval town, enclosed in large defensive walls, is perched up on a hill-side, between the valleys of Arbia and Pesa. It has ancient origins, having been inhabited since the 9th century and was already mentioned in a document from 1002. The town is characterized by its narrow, winding streets, squares and monuments. It is a perfect destination for a relaxing holiday in Tuscany.
Restaurants and wine shops in town offer excellent Tuscan dishes and the opportunity to taste the Chianti Classico DOC produced in the area.
In Radda in Chianti itself: Palazzo del Podestà, palace of the XVth century, with façad”s decorated with coats of arms; Church of San Niccolò, church of Romanesque origins, with wooden crucifix from the XVth century; Grand Duke's Ice house, built at the end of the 19th centur, Museum of Sacred Art of Chianti, set in the Franciscan Convent of Santa Maria in Prato.
In the surroundings of Radda:
The medieval village and Castle of Volpaia, with its watchtower
The Romanesque Church of Santa Maria in Prato
Castello di Broglio, at Gaiole in Chianti: castle, vineyards and magnificent gardens, with panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside
Church of San Leolino at Panzano
Sculpture park of Chianti
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