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Loc. Volpaia, 53017 Radda in Chianti, Italy
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Lookouts
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Scarsdale, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We had read many rave reviews of Volpaia and were looking forward to lunch at La Bottega. Unfortunately, google maps took us on something of a detour and we arrived around 2.50pm. One of the waiters informed us that kitchens in Italy close at 3pm but that today, because there had been a death in the family, the chef was... More

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Detroit, Michigan
3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Volpaia was the small village near our inn, and we had an incredible winery tour and cooking class with the winery owner. Also, wonderful dinner at La Bottega and charming area to walk around. We also began a day-long bike tour from Volpaia.

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Sydney, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
16 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited numerous hill-top villages during our time in Tuscany and Volpaia really impressed. If you like little cute, well maintained villages this one is great to stroll around and take pictures. Montefioralle fits into the same mould, so if you liked it you would like Volpaia. Additionally there were a few restaurants in town so although small you could... More

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Nice for a quick stop. Ate at Bar Ucci- great food and friendly staff. Lasagna was amazing. Walked around and did a tasting at the Volpaia tasting room. Feels like you're back in medieval times. Beautiful view from town back to parking area.

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Rancho Santa Fe, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Enjoyed the tasting room and had a wonderful lunch with a bottle of great chianti. A really pretty little village.

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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We ate at La Bottega and Bar Ucci, and enjoyed the former a lot more than the latter. There is a third restaurant with a new chef; it's supposed to be good.

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Vicenza, Italy
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210 reviews 210 reviews
70 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

interesting hilltop medieval town...nothing open during the winter holiday season--except Bar Ucci...and that is well worth the trip...some of the best food we had during our stay in Chianti country--try the boar stew!

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Cedar Crest, New Mexico
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22 attraction reviews
362 helpful votes 362 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Stopped here for lunch and spent a little time strolling the charming street(s). We were staying in Villa Erbolino, not too far away, and the owners recommended Volpaia...so glad they did! Drive to get there was an enjoyable meander. Enjoyed a glass of wine at Bar Ucci and ate lunch at La Botega. This little town was one of our... More

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This Medieval town of villas & vacation apartments for rent (attractively restored), is a gem to be enjoyed. Plan to stay there for 4-6 days and visit surrounding Tuscan towns of Rada, Siena, Luca, Brolio, Castallina, Montepulciano and San Gimignano everyday. Get to know Mama Gena and her 2 daughters who manage the charming restaurants Bar Ucci and La Botega.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

When we entered the town we were looking for Mama Genna. She was on her balcony as we approached. We had heard that she sometimes invites folks to lunch in her home and is amazing cook. She had been up since 4 making pasta and it was nap time. She introduced us to her daughter Carla downstairs who runs a... More

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