Surrounded by a lovely countryside full of wine and olive yard, Radda in Chianti is one of the most charming villages that can be visited and admired in the hills of Chianti. Sited in a hill that defines the valleys of Pesa river and Arbia river, Radda has ever had a fundamental and important role in the zone of Chianti Classico. Even if it is in the province of Siena, far only 28 km, Radda during past times was influenced a lot by Florence. At the end of the 13th century, Radda in Chianti was in the middle of the war between Florence and Siena and the village went under the government of Florence. In 1384 it became the main town of "Lega del Chianti Classico" that also included Castellina and Gaiole in Chianti. Just during the domination of Florence, the village got a relevant economical importance and in the 15th century the Medici family contributed to make the village more beautiful by building new palaces and restoring the ancient ones. One of the most beautiful palace in Radda in Chianti is Palazzo Leopoldo, one of the hotels of Ross Hotels group, an ideal hotel to spend a holiday in Chianti.
The name of village is composed by two words: "Radda" comes from a Germanic name "Radi" or "Rada", "Chianti", added in 1911, comes from the Etruscan name "Clanti". Radda in Chianti, in fact, has Etruscan origins, even if the consolidation of village happened in medieval times. The ancient walls and the structure of Radda are of medieval times. In the centre we find the Palace of Podestà, built in 1400, with the front full of coats of arms, and the church San Niccolò. In front of this church there is Palazzo San Niccolò, the second hotel in Radda in Chianti of Ross hotels Group, another hotel in Chianti of an incomparable beauty.
In the special group of Chianti Classico, Gaiole in Chianti is one of the most important villages of this wonderful zone in Tuscany. Gaiole is situated in a strategic position, it is infact along the valley of Massellone stream, its importance as ideal place of market is already documented in 1215. Its relevance grows in the following years, when with Castellina and Radda participates in creating the "Lega del Chianti", a political and economical structure under the jurisdiction of Florence. Located in province of Siena, far only 25 km, Gaiole in Chianti is now destination for Italian and foreign tourists, that during their holidays in Tuscany through Chianti can not avoid to stop in order to admire the several architectural, historical and country beauties that Gaiole offers to them. We can not forget the man attraction of Gaiole and the Chianti in general: wine! If you are lovers of wine and good cookery, the Ross Hotels group will be glad to satisfy all your desires by its hotel in Gaiole in Chianti. L'Ultimo Mulino, one of the four stars hotel in Chianti of Ross group, is situated in Vistarenni, in the middle of the countryside. By this hotel with restaurant and swimming pool, you can have a very special stay in Chianti.
One of the most famous zone of Italy, Chianti with its wonderful landscapes and its incomparable wine, represents one of the most important destinations for Italian and foreign tourists that decide to spend holidays in Tuscany. The hills of Chianti are a little mountain chain, about 20 km, situated in the middle of the province of Siena, Arezzo and Florence. Historically Chianti is the following villages: Castellina, Gaiole and Radda in Chianti, but geographically the widening of the Chianti zone is caused by the increasing of the wine production in the neighbourhood. Many localities have in fact added "in Chianti", also the village Greve that became Greve in Chianti in 1972. One of the most important attractions of the region is wine. All the wine production of Chianti must be made by autochthonous grapes, like sangiovese type. For people who wants spend a vacation in Chianti, immersed in fragrances and in the special atmosphere of this region, can satisfy his desires in one of four stars hotels in Chianti owned by Ross Hotels group. For example, Palazzo Leopoldo, one of the hotel oif Ross hotels group Radda in Chianti, an ancient manor house, offers high quality rooms and has a wine shop and restaurant, where you can taste wine with delicious dishes of typical Tuscan kitchen during your stay in Chianti.
After the visit of the villages and the hills of Chianti, you do not have to miss the visit of Siena. All the hotels in province of Siena of the Ross Hotels group are far from city only few kilometres, getting there takes a few time. Siena is a town that has less than sixty thousands inhabitants, it is known for its architectural beauties an for the race famous all over the world: the Palio of Siena. Even if the town is on a human scale, in the last years the inhabitants have started to move to the villages of the province, as Siena is a tourist destination and daily many people arrive in order to visit the town even if they are not used to stay in the hotels of city but in the province, especially in Chianti. Siena has a relevant gastronomic and wine tradition: the Chianti Wine of "Colli Senesi" is one of the regions where the famous wine is produced. Regarding the kitchen, "pici senesi" pasta, "ribollita" soup, "arrosti di cacciagione" roast game, and the typical sweets "panforte" and "panpepato". Staying in a hotel in province of Siena of Ross hotels group, you have the possibility of booking guided excursions of the town with transfer. After those tours, you are satisfied to have chosen to visit Siena during your stay in a Chianti hotels.
Absolutely one of the most important region of Italy, Tuscany for the variety of its landscape and for the relevance of his artistic and historical heritage is one of the most important destination. Regarding the tourism, the most relevant towns are Florence, Siena, Pisa and Lucca. Also Arezzo, Carrara and Pistoia are interesting, without forgetting all the villages that are pearls of rare beauty. San Gimignano, for example, and Pienza, typical town of Renaissance, but also Volterra and Cortona, where the medieval, renaissance and baroque monuments can be admired. Then Chianti, the heart of this region and the zone where all the hotels in Tuscany of the Ross Hotels group are situated. From all the hotels is possible to arrange excursion to visit all those wonderful towns. Even if visiting our region could take more than one month, we are sure that every guest of our Tuscany hotels will have had the possibility to admire many of the most important destinations. In the hotels it is also possible to have the four stars hotels' facilities: in Radda in Chianti one of the hotel has the wellness centre and the other one has the meeting room; in Gaiole in Chianti the guest can stay in a hotel with outdoor swimming pool, L'Ultimo Mulino, a four stars hotel, like all the other hotels of the group.