Radda in Chianti is situated in the heart of the Chianti territory, halfway between Florence and Siena. This border position seems to be the vocation of the village.
Until 1176 Radda was the capital place of the Chianti league, having its seat in Siena. But it was Florence that provided the village with a fortification in the 14th century.
The town structure is a reminder of its past as fortified city, with an elliptical plan, access gates and tortuous streets; while the buildings belonging to bourgeoisie, the Palazzo Pretorio and Palazzo del Podestà, with their coat of arms, are a testimony of the routine life of the 15th century.
Today Radda in Chianti is open to modern tourism. Around the village there are many religious places worthy of note. Among these, the fortified church of San Paolo in Rosso and the parish of San Giusto in Salcio, both dating back to the 11th century.
Palazzo del Pretorio and Palazzo del podestà:
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm, and from 15.00 pm to 18.00 pm.
Monday to Thursday : upon reservation 0039.0577.738791