The Gateway to Chianti
The world renowned vineyards of Chianti are visible even before you cross the local government line of Greve in Chianti but, it isn’t until you actually walk into the triangular shaped square, with its stone pavement, and inhale the small town atmosphere that you can really truly say you are having a Chianti experience. Looking at the tranquil atmosphere of this fairly busy little town, one would never guess that the town of Greve, and the headquarters of the local comune, had been caught in the crossfire of Florence and Siena for hundreds of years.
Heading out of the city of Florence, following the infamous Chiantigiana, Greve will stand as a defining landmark. Once you pass through its borders, just outside of the town of Grassina, you will feel the air change, the vineyards will become more pronounced and wherever you turn there will be a sign on the road, boasting of vino for sale. The convenient position close to public transport, main roads and of course the beautiful monuments of Florence point to the fact that Greve is a great base to find your villa rental or B&B suite and travel, exploring all of Tuscany.
Below you will find a a selection articles which will give you a few ideas of how to best explore Greve in Chianti.