, one of the original three members of the Chianti league, is a very small but pleasant town surrounded by forested hills that are famous for their castles, tower houses and ancient parish churches.
The main structure of interest inside Radda is the Palazzo del Podest.
While the town itself is worth only a brief visit, the surrounding area is home to several of the most famous formal gardens in Tuscany, indeed in all of Italy.
Villa Corsini a Mezzomonte is the best-known among the nearby Renaissance villas. In Roman times, San Casciano was a staging post built at the top of the descent to Florence and marked by the tenth milestone of the Florentine colony.
The area is very popular with holiday-makers and there are numerous accommodation possibilities in the farmhouses that dot the hills.
The fortified village of Volpaia, nearby and famous for its wines, is well worth a visit.
is one of the most attractive territories of Tuscany, Italy.
The panorama of holme oak, pine and chestnut forests, olive groves, vineyards and cypresses, its steep hills and the red-tiled roofs of the farm houses make it instantly recognisable.