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
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.
The 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 !