Radda in Chianti
Radda in Chianti and its numerous hamlets all lie in the heart of the Chianti Classico territory.
Along with the production of wine and olive oil, whose excellent qualities are recognized and well-known the world over,
some new activities have begun to appear in the fields of handicrafts and small industries, furniture and ceramics.
Situated in the heart of the Chianti hills, the territory of Radda has kept its charm intact through the ages. In the 1950s, its land and cottages were abandoned, but in the 1970s the old terraced vineyards and olive orchards that were by then uncultivated and neglected were replaced by a more intensive and widespread cultivation thanks to the resurgence of the farming activities, both large and small, which were already present in the territory, as well as some new ones that have started up in recent years. The careful renovation of the old farmhouses, the restoration of the old terracing, the adaptation to the hillside territory of the new vineyards as well as knowledgeable preservation of the environment, have all contributed to giving the area, which is completely within the limits of the Chianti Classico zone, a harmonious and well-blended look.
Alongside the production of wine and olive oil, whose excellent qualities are well-affirmed also abroad, some new activities have sprung up recently in the fields of handicrafts and small industry, especially in the construction sector, as well as that of furniture and of ceramics.
With the boom of tourism, another activity has been developing, that has seen numerous accommodation facilities appear, especially in the farm holiday sector, and has led to the renovation of some buildings in the historical town centres, now used as luxurious hotels.