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Embark on a tour of a medieval town that has changed little over the centuries, and learn about hundreds of years of winemaking heritage.

Radda in Chianti is nestled behind large defensive walls on a forested hilltop. With old narrow streets, towers, stone façades, small piazzas and fantastic views of the Tuscan countryside, there are many reasons to visit the medieval town. See ancient buildings and important religious relics or taste some of the region’s renowned wines.

The small town is filled with historical sites and can easily be explored on foot. In the main square, view the 15th-century Palazzo del Podestà, which serves as the town hall. The façade is adorned with numerous coats of arms. Across from the palazzo is the Church of San Niccolò (Propositura di San Niccolò). It is thought to date back to the 13th century, but much of the original building was destroyed during World War II. Explore the church’s interior to see an ancient wooden crucifix. In the square fronting the church is a beautiful old fountain.

Continue your tour of the hilltop town along medieval passageways, walking by the old defensive walls and through tunnels. Be sure to pause every now and then to take in the beautiful views of the surrounding countryside. One of the other principal attractions here is the Ice House of the Grand Duke. The structure was built toward the end of the 19th century to store ice.

The name Chianti is synonymous with Italian wines and you can learn about the region's winemaking heritage at the Convent of Santa Maria del Prato. This former Franciscan monastery is open to the public from April to October for wine courses. The venue also hosts cooking shows and concerts, as well as a wine shop and a museum.

Reach Radda in Chianti by flying into Florence, which is 30 miles (48.2 kilometers) northwest. Connect to the town by bus, taxi or rental car to enjoy its culture, fascinating history and winemaking craft. Radda is also connected by bus to several other towns in the region.

Accommodation in Radda in Chianti

Booking a nice hotel or apartment is an essential part of any family trip. Expedia's booking website lists many of the finest Radda in Chianti hotel options.

Kick-off your quest for the dream Radda in Chianti room by browsing the guest services at the high-rating Livernano, at Località Livernano 67/a, and the Il Borgo di Vescine, at Località Vescine. Alternatively, if you're looking to make some savings, you'll be sure to find a bargain at the Relais Vignale, at Via Pianigiani 9, or the CDH Hotel Radda, at Strada Statale 429.


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