RADDA in CHIANTI (Tuscany - Siena)
‘’WineArt & TAnGO‘’
Argentine Tango Weekend and Holistic Holiday dedicated to Friendship and the Joy of Living.
From 31 October until 2 November 2014
CHIANTI. The ideal journey to Tuscany should start at its core, the Chianti, then proceed towards the other more famous tourist places all around it. This is an enchanting hilly area, with its diversity no less renowned than other celebrated cities. "Chianti" as a name is also associated in the entire world to its famed wine. From the geographic point of view, the Chianti is a medium-high hilly area stretching for almost 20 kilometres.
From the historic point of view, its name seems to derive from the towns of Gaiole, Radda and Castellina (called "in Chianti") only. These lands composed the ancient "Chianti Florence Military League", with a Black Cock as its emblem. Seen from one of the many heights of the region, the silvery olive trees, the green geometric vines, the cypress-sided roads, the yellow brooms on the borders of the woods create evocative and harmonious landscapes, which suggest only one inspiring mind is behind them. The ancient Chianti land, originally Etrurian, then Roman, was mostly mountainous, not hilly (even though not very high). Since Middle Ages until Renaissance it was a permanent battlefield for wars and skirmishes between the powerful cities of Siena and Florence, which fought for those lands. Many castles and fortified towns stand as authentic testimony of these fights and battles. Castles, towns and small villages, farmhouses, parishes, Renaissance villas, built with stones and often hidden in valleys and woods, stood up as natural elements of the landscape. Some valleys have been cleared of trees to leave room for agriculture: chestnut and oak woods, and olive fields and vineyards. These highly specialized, high-quality produces have contributed to date to the wealth of the Chianti region.
Arrivals are scheduled on FRIDAY and departures on SUNDAY (All Saints' holiday).
Participation fee includes half-board accommodation (bed, breakfast, evening meal, plus beverages), Wellness centre, Milonga evenings and Argentine Tango courses.
Tango Maestros and dancers:
Cristiàn Petitto y Nayla Vacca
Maestros will hold classes at Beginners (first steps also), Intermediate and Advanced levels. Some special technique and Folklore classes will be scheduled as well.
Every night after 10.30 p.m. until 2.00 a.m. the ’’noche in Milonga’’ in the typical Tuscan-style room at our exclusive disposal.
The nights' ‘’Musicalizador’’ is the Argentine expert: Punto y Branca.
On November 1st the Gala evening will take place, with typical dinner and the Maestros' performances.
Available and included the wellness centre and pool with whirlpool.
Also included a guided walking tour about the origins of the famous wine to complete this great and unusual tango weekend and much more!
How Much Tango…
Average 2,5 hours of lesson each day per person for 3 days and 2 dancing night, of which one Gala event with performances!
The class schedule can be downloaded from the website or will be sent via email.
less than 80 participants: 3 dancing levels (1 or 2 couples of maestros)
between 80 and 120 participants: 4 dancing levels (2 or 3 couples of maestros)
more than 120 participants: 5 dancing levels (3 couples of maestros)
The "class schedule" will be extended or reduced based on the number of participants.
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Surrounded by sweet hills, full of vintage grapes and covered by flourishing vineyards, the CDH Hotel Radda rises at the core of the Chianti, in Radda, cradle of the Consorzio Chianti Classico. The building is made of Siena bricks, the renowned terracotta floor and the typical "pietra serena".
It includes a Restaurant offering typical Tuscan cuisine, a Wine Bar, Spa with massage cabins and relaxing sessions, outdoor pool overlooking the evocative Chianti hills, a wide outdoor parking area for Hotel guests only and featuring breath-taking views from any place in the facility.
Buffet breakfast offers a variety of fresh, home-made products only, such as pies, biscuits, jams and marmalades, so that each guest can savour Tuscany taste and enjoy a pleasant awakening.
Different types of rooms are available: from Classic to Suite, most of which offer a stunning view (first come, first served!).
The indoor Ristorante "De Gustibus" menu offers the traditional Tuscan cuisine, sometimes reinterpreted by the Chef. A comprehensive choice of local wines adds to the menu.
Dishes are associated to local wines. Guests can dine outdoors enjoying a view on the vineyards or seat in the romantic wooden rooms, both indoors and outdoors.
Wi-Fi connection is available in all areas to let you stay online at any time.
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Florence airport (45 Kms)
Stations: Castellina Scalo (about 8 km away from Radda), Siena, Poggibonsi, Incisa Valdarno, Firenze.
Then take one of the available local coaches or taxis.
From Arezzo, Rome and Florence via the A1 motorway, exit at Valdarno, from Montevarchi take the Cavriglia/Radda direction via the SS408 State Road, then follow the signs to Radda in Chianti
- From Siena SS222 as far as Castellina and from Castellina in Chianti, go along the SS429 State Road, via Chiantigiana for 12 kms.
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Participation fee (all-inclusive)
The price for the 3 days (2 nights) weekend from 31 October until 2 November 2014 is:
Euro 270 per person in double-room accommodation
Few single rooms offered. Euro 25.00 surcharge per day applied.
0 - 4 year children free of charge. 4 - 12 year children total Euro 90.00 in three-bed rooms.
Additional third bed for adults Euro 250.00.
Additional days before and after the event reduced Euro 85.00 per person (half-board accommodation)
Euro 200 to be paid as down payment at the time of booking until all places are reserved. Approximately 100 places are available.
First come, first served!
The most comfortable rooms with a view (Deluxe and Superior) will be assigned according to the order of booking (surcharge free)
by August 20th until all places are reserved.
Balance will be paid on-site
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org - email@example.com
Carla +39 333-2593127