The territory of the village of Radda in Chianti in Tuscany lies entirely in the Chianti Classico.
 
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Radda in Chianti

The ancient heart of Chianti
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Village of Radda in Chianti
The Municipality of Radda in Chianti
 
Province of Siena
Tuscany Region

inhabitants: 1.333
Altitude center: 530 m a.s.l.

The Municipality is part of:
 
Città del vino

Municipality of Radda in Chianti
Piazza F. Ferrucci 1 - Radda in Chianti (SI)
Tel. +39 0577 783791

Radda in Chianti, a spectacular medieval village, was once the capital of the Chianti region. Enveloped by mighty walls, the village is located on the top of a hill that divides the valleys of Arbia and Pesa.
The area around the village has ancient origins, as shown by the archaeological area of Poggio la Croce where the remains of an ancient village emerged.

By the fall of the Roman Empire, in the fifth century, small agglomerations of rural character had already formed in the area which still exist today; these countries were Castelvecchi, Monterinaldi, Volpaia and the same Radda.
Between the 9th and 10th centuries the area of Radda saw the birth of the feudal society that involved the fortification of the villages.

The archaeological area of Poggio la Croce is located near the road that leads from Castellina in Chianti to Radda in Chianti.
It is placed on the top of the aforementioned hill. In this area a multi-layered archaeological site was discovered in which the oldest human presence in the Chianti area was identified.
The area has been inhabited since the Copper Age. In addition to that period, evidence of a shepherd village dating back to the end of the Bronze Age emerged. In addition to the previous ones, the area appears to have been inhabited also in the Protovillanovian period (XI century BC), of which the remains of two buildings have emerged but also the foundations of a gateway to the village, a fortification and some remains of a wine press.

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Other destinations nearby

Montefioralle
Montefioralle
The oldest testimony of the small village of Montefioralle, in Tuscany, dates back to 1085.
Firenze - 11.94 KM from Radda in Chianti
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa
Tavarnelle Val di Pesa is located in the historical region of Chianti in Tuscany.
Firenze - 15.91 KM from Radda in Chianti
Monteriggioni
Monteriggioni
The medieval village of Monteriggioni is a part of the so-called the Montagnola Senese.
Siena - 16.26 KM from Radda in Chianti
Barberino Val d´Elsa
Barberino Val d´Elsa
The story of Barberino Val d'Elsa in Tuscany is linked to the destruction of Semifonte by the Florentines in 1202.
Firenze - 17.49 KM from Radda in Chianti
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Castelnuovo Berardenga
Castelnuovo Berardenga, in Tuscany, rises among the Chianti hills.
Siena - 18.73 KM from Radda in Chianti
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra
Castelfranco di Sopra is a medieval village on the Valdarno hills, in Tuscany.
Arezzo - 20.81 KM from Radda in Chianti

NOTE: distances are set as the crow flies.

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