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Volpaia

Loc. Volpaia, 53017 Radda in Chianti, Italy
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Vicenza, Italy
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154 reviews 154 reviews
43 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
22 attraction reviews
328 helpful votes 328 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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dalhart
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

My friends and I spent nine days recently visiting the Chianti area staying in a Villa just outside Volpaia. We walked around this nice little town and went into the church. Beautiful place to visit. Try the two best restaurants in the area: Bar Ucci and La Botega which are across the street from each other (see other reviews of... More

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Marlton, New Jersey
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105 reviews 105 reviews
9 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

We love Volpaia, 2 or 3 little cafés / restaurant in the heat of the vineyards. At harvest time, it seems that the whole village partakes in wine making. It's interesting that the villagers go about their winemaking and everyday life if the tourist walking about seemingly unaffected, Please don't tell anyone about Volpaia and the surrounding area...it's a secret!

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Teddington, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Fantastic little town, so pretty !!!!! Great for a walk around, coffee or a meal. Seemed to be lots of walkers leaving from here.

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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Volpaia is located near Radda a larger town nearby. Volpaia is worth the short drive from Radda, though stunning Chianti countryside. If your feeling a bit more adventurous, why not drive through from Panzano along the hill top ridges and get stunning views of the valleys, it is a dirt road that is steep and narrow in places, so you... More

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South East England
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70 reviews 70 reviews
14 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Less busy than many of the better known places this is an ideal place to stop for a leisurely lunch. We would recommend Bar Ucci for good afforable Tuscan food. Would visit again on any return visit to the area.

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San Francisco
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

There are just so many of these lovely small hilltowns that to select one over the others is impossible, but Volpaia is one of those worth visiting, even if just for an hour or two for a stroll and glass of wine.

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