GREVE IN CHIANTI


Greve in Chianti extends for 170 square kilometres and is home to 14.000 inhabitants. It is located in the midst of the Chianti Classico area, between the provinces of Siena and Florence. The most ancient building in town is the medieval castle of Montefioralle sul Colle. Later, an urban area started developing along the river Greve: that is why the town was called like this. This was also the place where two important streets crossed, the Chiantigiana (FlorenceSienaThrough Chianti) and the provincial road that connects Greve to the Arno Valley. Greve was built as a market-place for Montefioralle. Open-air markets took place in the main square, where people would meet also for business For leisure. The porticoed structure we can still see served to protect the goods from rain. In the middle of the square we can admire a statue representing Giovanni da Verrazzano, a great Florentine navigator who discovered the East Coast of North America and, eventually, New York Harbor. It was erected in 1918. In the same square we can find an example of contemporary Art, the Torso Alato by Igor Mitoraj, and the Santa Croce church. Many enjoyable events take place here every year, in particular during the grape and olive harvesting. The castles of Verrazzano, Vicchiomaggio and Uzzano were built and used as strongholds during the battles between Siena and Florence. Today they dominate vineyards and olive groves. For those who want to combine tradition and modernity, the best place to visit is the famous Museo del Vino (wine museum), where visitors can discover old harvesting implements and, above all, they are given the opportunity to taste the best selection of Italian wines. If you want, you can have a look on the website: http://www.museovino.it/ .
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Testimonials

  • Dra. Maristela Azevedo

    Hello, Silvia, how are you?
    I’d like to thank you for the great time you gave us!!!We loved everything!
    I told my husband that, the next time, we will rent an  apartment in San Gimignano…and you will take us to the wineries…He loved it!
    Thank you very much for everything. It was everything wonderful!!!... Read more
  • Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla

    Silvia: mille grazie per un giorno magnifico! Ha stato benissimo. We really enjoyed your company and the enthusiasm you brought to the tour. When we get back to Puerto Rico, I will look for you on Facebook.
    Saludos,
    Jaime Otero y Jose Carlos Gonzalez Bonilla Read more
  • Shane Quintard

    Ciao Silvia!

    Grazie ancora per il grande tour di Siena e San Gimignano - io e mia moglie e amici aveva un grande momento e che era esattamente quello che speravamo! La cantina è stata una scelta eccellente, come pure! Abbiamo lasciato ieri (1 febbraio) e ha fatto arrivare a casa in modo sicuro, nonostante ... Read more
  • Carole Gaddis

    Hi Silvia,  It's so good to hear from you.  We're fine.  We had six days at home after Tuscany and then flew to South Korea for two weeks!  We've just returned, exhausted!
    We had such a great time with you, Silvia.  The tip could never be enough to show our appreciation for your kindness and help.  ... Read more
  • The British Institute of Florence

    Gentile Silvia,  La volevo ringraziare per la sua disponibilità riguardo la gita di sabato.  Le signore le hanno fatto tutte molti complimenti per la sua guida!
    Grazie e a presto,
    Cordiali saluti,
    Liz Read more
  • Mrs Elizabeth ( wedding Planner ) Original Tuscan Wedding

    Ciao Silvia,
    Ecco i complimenti dalle Sposi del 16 Ottobre!!
    Our driver Johnny was so awesome!  He drove us all over the Chianti region.  He took us to a few wineries and we had a private tour of one of the wineries including a wine tasting and oil tasting.  He even took us into a store with a cellar ... Read more
  • Mrs Sharon Bellsouth

    Yes of course I will for Sure.      You were great, Fantastic.    I told the Agency !!    Sharon Yukawa Leeds Read more
  • Daniel & Joelle Roberts

    Hello Silvia,  Joelle and I wanted to thank you for a great day last Friday.  We had such a relaxing and fun day.  Thank you for being
    our guide.  Our trip to Siena was very enjoyable. We took the 'rapida' bus from Firenze, and the 'diretta' for the return journey.
    It was good to see the countryside.  ... Read more
  • Mr Greg Cavallo

    Hope all is well with you.  The whole group misses you and talks fondly of you all the time.
    I just completed a survey about our experiences on our trip for Tuscany Now.  I mentioned your name and company website and what a great job you did for us.  I hope it gets you some new business from them. Read more