Dudda is a small country hamlet in the Chianti countryside. Officially part of the town of Greve in Chianti, Dudda sits in the wooded hills among scattered villas, country castles and stone farmhouses. Greve was historically allied with Florence and was the Chianti area's principle market town during the Middle Ages. It's piazza is still the site of the town's mercato and festivals, as it has been since the 1500s.
Situated along the Via Chiantigiana, it rests halfway between Siena and Florence and sits between the Val d'Arno and the Val di Pesa. It's one of Tuscany's most important wine roads, with some of the best producers of Chianti located here, such as Lamole and Carpineto. The other beautiful towns of Chianti, such as Castellina in Chianti and Radda in Chianti are nearby. The vine-covered high hills with its little stone villages makes this area one of the most popular and is considered to be one of the prettiest parts of Tuscany.
Dudda is a tiny village but has a grocery store, a coffee bar and an excellent restaurant. There are other restaurants scattered around the surrounding countryside that serve local Tuscan dishes in typical rustic settings. The main town of Greve is just 5 miles away and offers other shops and services along with cafes, and is a pleasant place to sit and soak in the atmosphere. From Dudda you can easily see all the splendors of central Tuscany and reach other fascinating towns like Arezzo, Montevarchi, San Gimignano, and Monteriggioni.
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