Beauty, style and quiet relaxation. This is the place for those who’ve tried it all and still want something new. Radda has much to offer, and we think these 5 reasons are at the top of the list. From rolling hills to charming towns, choose your excuse to get away and escape to Radda in Chianti…


#1 – Walking,hiking, riding

Walking up and down these beautiful hills, riding your bicycle, scooter or horse  to explore these beautiful  sites with  castles and Etruscan ruins dotted throughout these hills


#2 – Wonderful  location 

Radda is  a great base for visiting the area.

We love Florence , Siena and san Gimignano, but  it’s the little towns in Chianti    that deserve an extra look: Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti . And driving   a little longer  you can  easily join Montalcino , Pienza ,Cortona and Montepulciano .


#3 –History:Charming  ancient little town 

Radda rises in a high position  and the city plan is still the medieval one: an oval shape enclosed by the walls. Little streets ,fortified walls go up toward the ancient fortress and beyond you have  a view on Chianti valley, its greens, its  browns …incredible masterpiece of nature and man !That kind of masterpiece that inspired Michelangelo and Leonardo

DSC_6672#4 Today : Food  & Shops

 It is hard to deny the beauty that is the cinematographer’s dream, but how to enjoy it better than  eating and drinking the Italian way?

 Small restaurants , coffee shops with  espresso and gelato are perfect for watching the world go by .There are real typical Italian food shops where to taste  and buy,and then stop for   a hat or a kitchen tool.

In Radda you can  still nowadays find real   local  food, ceramics , leather products and   golden charms :a taste of local charm  and character.

Why not enjoying a cooking class  to immerse at the same  time in the real Italian lifestyle ?


#5 Wine  & Extra Vergin Olive Oil and Wine Festivals.

Radda is in the heart of Chianti Classico, the Black Rooster labeled  wine. There are many wine tasting rooms scattered in  Radda and throughout the hills : it’s going to be like a simplified satisfactory treasure hunting.

It’s not only tasting but  also learning  how wine and oil  produced ,the love the wine makers have for their wines and vines.

Why not joining during a Wine festival time  when all producers are gathered together  and you have just to go walking from one to  the other  to sip their great wines ?

And then stop to rest in a comfortable  hotel, in a cozy B&B or for a week in a Agriturismo or a typical self catering villa.

DSC01542The people.So nice, if they were born in Italy or they just moved here they resent of the quietness of the place and do not suffer of life stress. We’ll talk about them more extensively in  other blogs to be sure you fell you know them when  coming here  !