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Radda in Chianti

Radda in chiantiThe territory of Radda in Chianti is hilly located between the valley of the river Pesa and the one of Arbia in the heart of Chianti Classico. It was the main city of the “Chianti League” and political centre. Today the old castle keeps within its walls the old medieval village, very well kept. Here you can admire XIVth C. Podestà Palace with its beautiful fresco of 1500 by Florentine school. The outside armorial bearings of 1400 and 1700 are of great interest. Moreover the S. Niccolò Church, the square of the castle, the medieval walk, the grand duke storage ice room, the walls walk, the Church of S. M. in Prato (ex-convent of Cappuccini monks) under restoration, it will be Chianti holy art museum. Worth visiting the Romanesque Chapel S.M. Novella from XIth C. and the Volpaia Castle a beautiful rural village.

What to see

Radda in chianti* Propositura di San Niccolò
Over the centuries it undergoned various transformations to change the originally Romanesque look. The facade was completed in 1930 only in the late eclectic style

* Parish of Santa Maria Novella
It undergoned substantial renovation included the addition of the two lateral apses.

* Church of Santa Maria in Colle a Badiola

* Church of Santa Maria in Prato
Founded in the eleventh century, was later finally became oratory and a Capuchin convent.

* Commenda di Sant'Eufrosino a Volpaia
To see, especially because it is situated in the castle.

 

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