Radda in Chianti

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Radda in Chianti - history

Radda in Chianti - la storia

Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

Radda in Chianti is a Tuscan wine village located between the valleys of the rivers Pesa and Arbia in central Italy, on a forested hillside surrounded by extensive vineyards. A small number of shops and restaurants in Radda in Chianti provide a supply centre for the wineries of the nearby parts of Chianti. The surrounding Chianti hills are dotted with castles, some in ruins, some still inhabited. There are numerous excellent agriturismi within easy reach of Radda in Chianti, providing vacation accommodation for tourists at highly competitive prices. There is no better way to enjoy the ambience of Tuscany, Italy, than to stay in a Bed and Breakfast, farmhouse apartment or villa on a working Tuscany vineyard. Radda in Chianti has limited bus service - a car is recommended.

1 e 2 giugno 2013 per la XVIII° edizione di Radda nel Bicchiere



1 and 2 June 2013 for the 28th Radda nel Bichiere

Radda nel Bichiere

fountain at Radda in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy

The famous fountain at Radda in Chianti

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Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Tuscany, Italy

Places to stay in and near Radda in Chianti

Podere Tegline Tuscany Holiday home

Vacation apartments near Lucarelli and Radda in Chianti

Agriturismo Podere Tegline offers four apartments for 2 to 4 persons (with additional beds for children under 12 at no extra cost) on a winery located in the Chianti castles country near Radda in Chianti and Lucarelli, halfway between Florence and Sienna. Our property is 50 hectares in area, guaranteeing tranquility, and is populated by a range of wild animals and birds. More about Podere Tegline Tuscany Holiday home.

Apartment "Il Cassero" accommodation in Volpaia

Vacation apartment in Volpaia near Radda in Chianti

Apartment "Il Cassero" is a newly-restored vacation apartment for 5 persons located in an old tower keep in the tiny village of Volpaia in Tuscany. The accommodation consists of a kitchen, large living and dining room, plus two double bedrooms rooms and a single bedroom. Extremely peaceful and within a couple of minutes walk of three restaurants. More about Vacation apartment "Il Cassero" accommodation in Volpaia

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Lucarelli near Radda in Chianti

In Lucarelli, Il Ristoro Lucarelli offers very comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation and meals in a recently restored house dating from 1890. Single, double and triple rooms. This is an ideal location for hikers and bicycle tourists. More about Il Ristoro Lucarelli Bed & Breakfast in Chianti

Holiday home near Florence

Holiday apartments in the Tuscany hills near Florence

Podere Capiteto is located near Impruneta and enjoys fabulous views out over the Certosa del Galluzzo and Florence, and as far as Fiesole. Florence is an easy drive away and central Florence can be reached in 20 minutes by bus. We provide a large swimming pool and horses may be rented at the farm next door. This is the perfect place to stay to enjoy cool air in the summer while having easy access to the museums of Florence. Apartments for 2 (+1) persons. More about Agriturismo Podere Capiteto holiday apartments near Florence

Country Vacation Apartments with pool near Greve in Chianti

Le Terre di Melazzano offers farmhouse holidays with hospitality in four independent apartments for 2 to 5 persons, 1 km from the centre of Greve. Swimming pool and sun terrace. More about Le Terre di Melazzano Tuscany vacation apartments.

Country Vacation Apartments near Panzano and Greve

Agriturismo Biologico "Dondoli" consists of two spacious apartments for 2 to 5 persons in the quiet Chianti countryside on an organic farm - an ideal location for families with children. Each apartment has its own terrace for outdoor dining and there is a grill for use by the our guests. Organic breakfast provided upon request. More about Agriturismo Biologico Dondoli Chianti vacation apartments.

Chianti Farm House

Country Apartments with pool near Greve and Panzano

"Chianti Farm House" offers a large (240 sq m) apartment for 8 guests on two floors, or two apartments offered independently for 2 and 6 persons. Barbeque and outdoor dining facilities. Within easy reach of Florence and Siena, and surrounded by woods, olive groves and vineyards. Magnificent panoramic views from the pool. More about Chianti Farm House.

The municipal territory of Radda in Chianti covers 80.5 square km on the hills around the deep valleys of the rivers Pesa and Arbia. It was a feudal centre and then the residence of a mediaeval podesta from the 13 C onwards. It was confirmed in its present day boundaries with the Leopoldine reforms of 1774.

Radda was recorded for the first time with certainty in an edict of the Emperor Otto III from 1003 when its Court and castle were owned by the Florentine Abbey to whom they had been donated by the Marquis di Toscana, to whom it was confirmed by the Imperial authority. This was repeated several times in the following decade either by an act of succession by Otto or by a series of Papal endorsements. Radda became a feudal possession of the Guidi Counts in 1220, by command Federico II. Towards the middle of the 13 C (the precise date is not known), Florence affirmed its dominion here because of Radda's strategic importance. From 1176, Florence had jurisdiction over the greater part of southern Chianti previously belonging to Sienna

Firenze put Radda at the head of one of the three "Thirds" in which the Chianti League was administratively divided, and starting from 1384 at the latest, it became capital of the Chianti League, as is shown by the oldest preserved statutes. In the middle of the 1300s, on the orders of the Florentine government, the wall of the castle were reinforced, and new fortifications were needed after the Aragonese invasion in 1478 during which the Radda castle was conquered and devastated. Other periods of warfare had to be lived through in the first half of the 1500s, until the fall of the Siennese republic. From then on Radda was principally an active agricultural centre.

More about the history of Radda.

Storia di Radda in italiano.

Map of Radda in Chianti.

Castles of Chianti
The region between Florence and Siena, the Chianti wine zone, is home to a remarkably high number of castles, fortified farm houses and walled abbeys. Some of these are open to the public. 

 

Albola, or better Old Albola, rises above the territory of Radda in Chianti.

The comune of Gaiole in Chianti provides six itineraries taking in many of the castles, walled villages, towers and abbeys of the area.


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