Traveling to Greve in Chianti? Discover with us what to see in this beautiful town and join the Tuscany wine tour from Florence to the best wineries!
The ancient village of Greve in Chianti is one of those wonders only Italy can show you that you really shouldn't miss the opportunity to discover.
Nestled in the wonderful landscape of the Tuscan hills, Greve in Chianti is a small town with an authentic atmosphere of art, history and tradition, a lively reality that hosts many craft businesses and extraordinary wineries, very easy to reach both by car and by public transport starting from Florence.
Read on to find out how to treat yourself to a unique experience by tasting the best wines from the Greve in Chianti’s wineries and what to see in this hidden gem in the heart of Tuscany!
Tuscany wine tour from Florence to Greve in Chianti: a wine tasting experience for you
When it comes to wine it is not a joke for Chianti’s people! In fact, it is a very serious matter, a key factor of this area and the flagship of local culture and tradition.
In particular, Greve in Chianti is the soul of the region's winemaking activity and every year, during the second weekend of September, it hosts the Chianti Classico Festival: not just a simple wine fair, but a real Expo which enhances the producers of these excellent wines, their homeland and the Chianti’s culture thanks to initiatives like:
- guided tours with sommeliers to discover the wineries in Greve in Chianti and taste some of the best local wines, certified by the Black Rooster, symbol of the Chianti;
- setting up of stands to buy wines and other local products, both food and handcrafted;
- socio-cultural activities such as book presentations, photographic and artistic exhibitions and musical performances.
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You can’t miss the Chianti wine museum, too. Set up in the building of an old cellar, within the walls of this space you’ll meet centuries of history and professional tradition of the pillar of the local economy, with a unique experience for tourists: in fact, it is possible to explore and taste high quality wines from the museum’s selection and 'travel back in time' due to the exhibition of ancient tools and machinery for the production and conservation of wine that made the history of this activity, as well as a collection of almost two hundred different corkscrews.
How to get from Florence to Greve in Chianti
Considering a distance of only 30 km, so a 40 minutes travel, it’s very simple to get from Florence to Greve in Chianti. We suggest you to choose one of these two options:
- moving by car starting from the south of Florence and driving on the SR222, also known as via chiantigiana, towards Siena;
- moving by bus on the number 365 starting from Santa Maria Novella’s station in Florence.
If you travel on your own, we suggest you to park your car in Greve in Chianti in the parking lot of Largo Finetti in viale Libri, from which you can easily reach the historic center.
What to see in Greve in Chianti: visit the best places in town
After enjoying excellent wine and taking a dive deep down in the tradition of this village, it’s time to take a tour and find out what to see in Greve in Chianti.
The strong point of the town is that it is built on a human scale and can be completely explored on foot, enjoying a walk in the beautiful setting of the Tuscan landscape among the artistic beauties gathered in the streets of the historic center of Greve in Chianti.
The most popular and suggestive destination for tourists is surely Piazza Matteotti, the landmark of the village, characterized by its triangular shape and framed by the historic shops along the covered walkways running on its sides. Due to its characteristics, it is often called as the commercial center of Greve, the heart of commerce and home to wineries, craft and food shops, cafes and restaurants.
The square periodically hosts the main activities of the town, such as the Chianti Classico wine Expo in September and the flower fair in May. For those who love history, the center of the square is dominated by the statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano: born in this land, he was one of the greatest navigators and explorers of the Americas in the 16th century.
Not far from the square, we recommend you to visit Propositura di Santa Croce, the main church of Greve in Chianti. The building is Neoclassical and hosts numerous sacred artworks, including a wooden crucifix from the 15th century, the fresco of Mary and Child and the masterpiece of Mary and the Saints by Bicci di Lorenzo.
Furthermore, in Greve there is a museum of sacred arts dedicated to St. Francis, which saves plenty of historical artifacts related to Tuscany, from which you can enjoy a wonderful view of the village and its panorama.
Places to discover near Greve in Chianti
Greve in Chianti is truly a magical place, full of emotions and experiences to live. But, if it’s not enough for you, we suggest some more places to discover nearby for your desire of adventures!
If you love castles, nearby this area you can admire beautiful buildings surrounding the natural landscape. Among the main castles we suggest Montefioralle, a small and enchanting fortified village that stands on a hill just above Greve, as well as Verrazzano, Querceto and Vicchiomaggio, which today mainly host wine production activities.
Before leaving and waving goodbye to Greve in Chianti, it’s needed to visit San Cresci, just a few steps away from Montefioralle: here you can admire the Pieve, an ancient and suggestive church in Romanesque style, and the Macina, the historic residence for artists from all over the world and meeting place for cultural exchange.