The area of Chianti: Radda, Castellina and Gaiole
Radda is a small medieval village in'300 was the capital of the League of Chianti . Located on a quiet hill is the watershed between the valleys of the Pesa and dell'Arbia. The buildings are characterized by elongated elliptical typical plant, characteristic of medieval buildings. Among the most important buildings that tourists can visit recommend the Palazzo del Podesta, the central square and Ferruccio Palazzo Minucci. For a holiday in the Chianti of relaxation immersed in nature recommend Podere Plot: This is an ancient country house, with a warm and welcoming. It represents the ideal starting point for walks in the picturesque countryside on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. The company produces Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva, balsamic vinegar, grappa that can be tasted on the spot.
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A few kilometers from Radda is a small medieval village, famous for its excellent wine production: Gaiole, home of the castles of the largest producers of Chianti Classico DOCG.
Finally recommend tourists visit Castellina in Chianti, about 10 minutes by car from Radda. Tourists will have the sensation of being immersed in the heart of Tuscany more rustic, thanks to an appearance po 'severe of the country, guarded by a large rock. Castellina is one of the most important of Chianti, located between the valleys of the Pesa dell'Arbia and is surrounded by villas and wine farms, some of which are among the most important of the region. Most farms have been converted into hotels, hotels and luxury relais equipped with all amenities.
The old town offers many tourist itineraries for tourists holiday in Castellina in Chianti: strolling through the streets of the center is easy to bump into some interesting late-Renaissance buildings. Particularly interesting artistic and architectural is the fifteenth ancient fortress, with a crenellated tower.
The town now hosts some of the most prestigious farms production of Chianti Classico and offers tourists a typical artisan tradition, especially in the field of clay and ceramics. Small and narrow streets of Old Town teem with shops and wine bars, especially via Ferruccio, the main street of Castellina.
Useful numbers for tourists on holiday in Chianti
Tourist Service Center in Chianti
Castellina in Chianti, via Ferruccio 40
Phone: 0577 741 392
Chianti Classico Wine Consortium
Sant'Andrea in Percussina, San Casciano in Val di Pesa
Via Scopeti 155
Phone: 055 822 285
Foundation for the Protection of the territory of Chianti Classico Onlus
Radda in Chianti, based at the Convent of Santa Maria in Prato
Phone: 055 822 8134
Archaeological Museum of Chianti Senese
Castellina in Chianti, Piazza del Comune 17-18
Phone: 0577 742 090