If you are looking for one of those holiday destinations where time stands still and you are free from the hustle and bustle of city life, then the enchanting Chianti countryside is the place to head to. What is special about the place? Well, it is a rustic countryside with quaint houses dotting the landscape that makes it alluring to tourists looking to calm their tired souls. It is a place that you can fall in love with, instantly.
(photo by: Michela Simoncini)
Of all the places in the Tuscany region, Radda in Chianti – a medieval town located within huge defensive walls – remains a key tourist attraction. Radda in Chianti is an altogether different world. Apart from the raw natural beauty of the region its famous red wine known by the same name, fine cuisine and historical sites offer travellers like you a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
It is a small town which you will notice hasn’t been ravaged by time. You need to walk down narrow streets that crisscross each other and converge at the main square. Here is where the Church of San Niccolò built in the 15th century stands. It is a beautiful piece of architecture and houses some Holy relics. The Grand Duke’s Ice House built in the 19th century is another interesting landmark. The building was constructed to store ice. Apart from these there are a number of churches and castles that you can explore.
Wondering what more to expect from your Radda in Chianti holiday? Well, the ancient town is famous not just for its beautiful medieval parish churches and castles but has also emerged as a destination for relaxing holidays complete with unique experiences such as wine, olive oil and cheese tasting. Though there is no dearth of accommodation facilities, it is advisable to look up Radda in Chianti hotels and make bookings in advance.
Cheese and wine tasting are unique experiences. Get started by finding out about leading cheese tasting tours and sign up for one. The area is famous for different varieties of sheep and goat cheese. A typical cheese tour would include a trip to the central market square, followed by a visit to a local cheese farm and laboratory. Apart from learning about the manufacturing process, you would also get a chance to devour some of the most exotic cheese varieties right off the shelf.
The Tuscany region is also known for its production of high quality olive oil, extracted from locally grown olives. While you are at it, explore the world of olive oil production at one of the many farms dotting the region. Your Chianti holiday will not only add a different dimension to your travel experience but give you a glimpse of all things authentic and exclusive to the region.