Strada in Chianti
All about the small town of Strada in Chianti, Tuscany, Italy
Strada in Chianti is a hamlet of the municipality of
Chianti, in the province of Florence, Tuscany.
At a distance of 12 km, it is the nearest village to Florence in the whole municipality of Greve. Strada has seen considerable development in recent years, with a notable population increase due to its proximity to the Florence. Strada lies at about 300 m above sea level and consequently has a very favorable climate, even in the hottest months, compared to the Florentine plain.
The town fair takes place on the third Sunday of September every
Strada takes its name from "via strata", referring to a paved road. According to some historians, this alludes to a paved stretch of the Via Cassia, dating from the Claudian era (approximately 200 AD). Until the end of the 19 C, it was possible to see part of this pavement in one of three
courtyards of Longobard origin.
In the church dedicated to St Christopher, there is a beautiful wooden crucifix made of olive wood and decorated by Neri di Bicci (circa 1440). Recent restoration of the church showed that the original apse under the present altar dates from before the year 1000. It seems that the Longobards, then established in the town with a number of hospitals (in the present hamlet), built the church on the ruins of a small Etruscan fort or fortified house.
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1st of May at Strada in Chianti
Market booths, farm-style cookery, live painting, concert at the sports arena, competitions
1 May 2017
Primo Maggio a Strada in Chianti
Mercatino, cucina della civiltą contadina, estemporanea di pittura, concerto all'anfiteatro, giostre
1 maggio 2017
Church of San Cristoforo at Strada in Chianti
The ancient fair of Strada in Chianti relives the local traditions with two days
of music, spectacles, market booths, games and enogastronomia
Dall'antica fiera di Strada in Chianti rinasce la tradizione con due giornate di musica, spettacolo, mercatini, giochi ed enogastronomia
Music, dancing, theatrical spectacles and projection
Musica, ballo, spettacolo teatrale e proiezioni
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