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the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

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the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

Hi. We will be staying in Florence for two nights then in Radda in Chianti for four (October 9-15). We will have a rental car during our stay in Radda. What is recommended to do/see during the drive from Florence to Radda? And what are suggestions for day trips from Radda during our stay?

Thanks for your advice!!

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1. Re: the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

How about lunch with Dario Cecchini the mad butcher of Panzano? http://www.dariocecchini.com/mac_dario.html

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2. Re: the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

As you are no doubt aware, Radda is in the heart of Chianti--an area with limited major roads and lots of smaller "white roads" (graveled or very small paved roads). Everything will take some time and patience to travel to but within reach are Panzano (w/Dario's mentioned above), Castellina, Gaiole, and Greve w/ Montefioralle nearby. Further afield and within reach are San Gimignano, Monteriggione, Val d'Elsa and Volterra.

Depending on your interests there are artisans in ceramics, food and wine within reach and we've enjoyed finding hidden estates in the woods and hills of the area--the roads can get quite rugged. Favorite restaurants have included Dario's, Ristorantes Rignana and Lamole. And a favorite place to taste wines and oils is in Greve--La Cantine.

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3. Re: the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

This farm is on our list of musts while we are in the region. It may be a nice thing to do for you as well. Wines, cheeses and olive oils are produced here. They do a tour and tasting or tour and lunch.

Plus the link has some recommended dining in the generl area (actually just west of where you will be - but certainly within easy driving distance).

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4. Re: the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

Here's a map with info on almost all of the sights of interest in your area: http://www.chianti.info/map_of_chianti.htm

You will be staying in the middle of the Chianti castles area: greve-in-chianti.com/castelli-del-chianti/ca…

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5. Re: the best stop between Florence and Radda in Chianti?

Thank you everyone for your responses!! We will do our best to make the best of our stay.

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