12C fully restored apartment in a medieval hilltown with magnificent views

12C fully restored apartment in a medieval hilltown with magnificent views

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This beautiful apartment is located at the highest point of medieval Radda in Chianti, one of the original Chianti League towns. There are stunning panoramic views towards Volpaia from the lounge and main bedroom generous windows. The kitchen and second bedroom look onto historic Piazza del Castello, the original centre of the town dating from the 12C. Light filled at all times, quiet yet centrally located within the walls of this beautiful fortified hilltown. (535 meters elevation)

The 80 square meter apartment has two double bedrooms, kitchen, large lounge room, bathroom all on one floor. The apartment is accessed from a private entrance on the Piazza.

The apartment has been meticulously restored and maintained without compromising the important history of this 12-century house. The kitchen has all new appliances including washer/dryer, fridge and dishwasher. The bathroom has all new fittings, plumbing and tiles. The original 12C wooden beams with slab wood or cotta ceilings have been restored along with the original or restored cotta floors.

Heating is by a new hydronic system and all caste iron heaters have been restored. Windows have been replaced in original style with double-glazing and shutters both inside and out.

Become part of the community and local life and enjoy an apartment filled with light and ambiance for relaxed living in the heart of a medieval village with superb views of the vineyards, olive groves and forests that Chianti is famous for.

The hills behind Florence can generally be seen on the horizon, a view that has changed little over the centuries.

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  1. We are a married couple in our 60's with children and grandchildren living in Hong Kong and UK, a great excuse to travel and house swap to enjoy our family and different cultures. We have travelled extensively over the years and always enjoy longer periods in different countries to absorb the total experience.

    We have not swapped houses before however are keen to start.

    We have some flexibility in house swap timing although Ralph is still working in our son's consulting business.

    For the last ten years we have led guided and offered self guided walks based out of Radda in Chianti, San Gimignano and Montalcino. We have now retired from this business however we would be delighted if you enjoy walking to feel free to use any of our notes from the three locations.

    We have walked our first canal in the UK, The Kennet and Avon and are keen to explore many more while our family are located in the UK.

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Radda in Chianti is located roughly halfway between Florence and Siena in the beautiful hilly region of Chianti. The vineyards, olive groves and crops form magic precise patterns. Around this, nature escape’s into a wonderful jumble of chestnut and oak forests, herbs, wild flowers.

Radda is a warm, welcoming hilltown with a good balance of being attractive to day visitors and becoming a quiet rural town in the evenings. Its sunsets viewed from the medieval walls or our lounge room are spectacular. A perfect spot to return to after an excellent day of touring, wine tasting, walking or riding; relax with a glass of wine in Piazza S Ferrucci and savour village life.

The structure of Radda is still intact and remnants of the original castle and towers now houses, rise above the city walls. It grew elliptically around the church of San Nicolò and Palazzo Pretoria.

Radda has all the amenities you need for a relaxing holiday; an excellent Delicatessen Casa Porciatti, the iconic Enoteca Toscana, supermarket and fresh fish fruit and vegetable markets once a week. Restaurants range from casual to fine dining. The nearby village of Volpaia’s Bar and Restaurant attract visitors from all over Tuscany.

A local bus service runs daily to both Siena and Florence for day tripping except on Sunday. Siena is less than hour via Castellina and Florence is via Greve in 1.5 hours.

We can provide notes, maps and photographs for 6 self guided walks.

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