How to reach Fattoria di Rodano

Fattoria di Rodano is found along a wide and easily driven dirt track which from Valle dell’Elsa goes to Castellina in Chianti, a few kilometres from Monteriggioni, Siena and San Gimignano, places of high historical and artistic interest.

The Chianti Classico

The geographical area under the Classico zone was restricted the first time in 1932.

It extends over approximately 70,000 hectares between the Provinces of Florence and Siena.

In 2004 the cultivated sub-zone on the Chianti Classico register included approximately 7,000 hectares of land, making Classico the most extensive in Chianti.

It fully incorporates the historical Municipalities of Chianti, that is Castellina in Chianti, Radda in Chianti and Gaiole in Chianti plus the entire territory in the Municipality of Greve in Chianti and partially the territory of Barberino Val d'Elsa, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Poggibonsi, San Casciano in Val di Pesa and Tavarnelle Val di Pesa.

Fattoria di Rodano is located on the road from the River Elsa valley leading to Castellina in Chianti, at an altitude of between 200 and 300 m. a.s.l. We are on the west side of Chianti Classico, where the rolling hills open to a mild climate softened by the sea breeze.

The via Franchigena

Via Franchigena, Francigena, Francisca or Romea, is part of a route, also known as Vie Romee, which in Medieval times led pilgrims from Northern Europe to Rome..

The section from Canterbury to Rome was developed over a 1,600 kilometre route that starts in Canterbury, reaches Dover and crosses the English Channel; from Calais, passing through Reims, Besançon and Lausanne, it reaches the Alps which are passed through the Gran San Bernardo.

From Valle d'Aosta it reaches Ivrea, then Vercelli. Another fairly beaten itinerary was from Chambéry to Colle del Moncenisio reaching Susa and travelling along Valle di Susa, passing the Novalesa Abbey and the Sacra di San Michele, reaching Turin and then Vercelli, and from here on the same itinerary as the first.

After Pavia the Apennines are crossed between the Provinces of Piacenza and Parma passing the Duchy of Montebello, Segalara, Fornovo di Taro and then Berceto.

From Pontremoli it goes to Lucca, Porcari, Altopascio, Galleno, Ponte a Cappiano, Fucecchio, San Gimignano or Poggibonsi, Colle di Val d'Elsa, Siena, Montefiascone, Viterbo and ends in Rome.

At that time Rodano was a Benedictine settlement where travellers would rest during a long trip.

Fattoria di Rodano