This amazing place is an experience not to be missed. It is quite hard to find as the Google map sends you to a street corner in the centre of Radda in Chianti - but it is only a km or so out of town and down a treelined track to a family owned farm surrounded by vineyards that has been converted into a hotel. The reception is delightfully shambolic. with papers and books littered around and a nice man who welcomed us and showed us to our rooms in an "outbuilding". My room was large, with a 4 poster double bed and a roof terrace with a table, chairs, sunlounger and a large umbrella. It overlooked the vineyards. The bathroom was good but I failed to find the soap and shampoo till I was leaving as they were tucked away in a cupboard - my fault for not looking. The hotel is very rustic and somwhat eccentric but very charming and it has a lovely large swimming pool at the back. Dinner is served in their restaurant 'Miranda' up on the main road. This is very different - we went in at 7, which is early for Italy, to find it empty. The tables were laid with beautiful white linen cloths and napkins and the walls were lined with an extraordinary collection of paintings and photographs. The lady who greeted us presented a wonderful menu with delights such as roe deer, wild boar, rabbit as well as escalopes, steaks etc and her speciality of home made pasta. Everything was cooked from scratch while we waited and it was absolutely delicious - as was the chianti straight from the barrel - magic!!!
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- Also Known As:
- Relais Santa Cristina Radda In Chianti, Italy - Tuscany