Radda in Chianti
Vacation accommodations and tourist information
on the sights of 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.
30 - 31 maggio 2015 per la
XX° edizione di Radda nel Bicchiere
30 - 31 May 2015 for the 20th Radda nel Bichiere
The famous fountain at Radda in Chianti
Bed and Breakfast accommodation in Tuscany, Italy
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
In Lucarelli, Il
Ristoro Lucarelli offers very comfortable Bed & Breakfast accommodation and
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.
Capiteto is located near Impruneta
and enjoys fabulous views out over the Certosa
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.
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.
Village vacation apartment in
Apartment "Il Cassero"
is a newly-restored vacation apartment for 2 to 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
"Il Cassero" accommodation in Volpaia.
Vacation Apartments near Panzano and
"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.
Agriturismo Biologico Dondoli Chianti vacation apartments.
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
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
about the history of Radda.
di Radda in italiano.
Map of Radda in Chianti.
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