Once you’ve got your rental car booked and you know where to base yourself, it’s time to plan your route. Here are the Chianti towns you might want to stop off at.
The village seems to have remained as it has always been, its main piazza surrounded by tiny shops and cafes, with its beautiful medieval church dominating one end.
From first impressions, it seems like a cozy, sleepy little town with a lot of character and history dating back to the Etruscans.
Remnants of Radda’s historic past can be seen from all corners of the village, from the old town walls to the Propositura di San Niccolò church.
It’s historically important since it played a defensive role in the 12th century, which you can still see today at The Castle of Panzano.
It was said that the village of Volpaia was once home to artists and builders who created armillary spheres and solar clocks. Leonardo da Vinci’s friend, Lorenzo, had a home here.