Chianti Classico: Eroica, Radda in Chianti and Badia a Coltibuono
For fans of cycling every year, around the end of September, in the municipality of Gaiole in Chianti, takes place a famous cycling race: l’Eroica – www.eroica.it
Following the main street there is Radda in Chianti, about 32 km from Bucine. Exactly as Gaiole in Chianti Radda in Chianti also offers a beautiful view and a story that starts out since 2000 A.C. and that through many hardships did it get to this day! Among the many thing to see: the “Mura” (XIV century), “Palazzo del Podestà” (XV century) and the “Ghiacciaia Granducale” situated outside the village, near the communal gardens.
Going back towards Bucine, it’s recomended to go to visit Badia a Coltibuono and its “Abbazia di San Lorenzo di Coltibuono”, founded in 1049 with inside a tenth century church.
The “Cappella di San Lorenzo” of the tenth century still retains much of its old charm. Inside lie the mortal remains of Blessed Benedetto Ricasoli (1107).