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Considered by many as the gate into Chianti, this lively town is famous for its particularly shaped piazza or square that has been market place for the castles and walled villages in the surroundings since the Middle Ages. The square has a triangular shape andlarge porticos along three sides that protect from sun and rain while shopping. In the center stands the bronze staue of Giovanni da Verrazzano, explorer that discovered the Bay of New York. At the top of the square stands the Church of S. Croce, originally a medieval church remodeled according to Renaissance Revival architectural style, displays a few precious works of sacred art including the triptych depicting Madonna and Saints by Bicci di Lorenzo.
Greve presents many different places where you can taste Chianti wine and enjoy local food. The porticos host many workshops, wine bars and restaurants. One that requires mentions is the Antica Macelleria Falorni, a historical butcher shop that sells only typical products produced in Chianti.
Greve in Chianti
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Castello di Potentino
Dating from the mid-11th Century, Castello di Potentino is an ancient castle built on an Etruscan site. It lies in a secret valley in one of the last undiscovered corners of Tuscany – Monte Amiata. The medieval building is surrounded by u...
Fattoria San Martino
Sitting at the end of a track surrounded by wild roses, lavender and birds, Fattoria San Martino is soft ochre-hued fattoria (farmhouse), restored with earth-tone pigments and wrapped around by an enchanting garden with a lily pond pool in ...
Il Battistero Siena
Steeped in history and impossibly well located in the epicentre of the gemlike, medieval hill town of Siena, this narrow, elegant four-storey palazzo on Piazza San Giovanni sits right by the gothic Baptistery. Local owners, Giovanni and his moth...
Built on a hilltop, steeped in history and synonymous with elegance, Cortona is a dream destination with a glorious past. The legendary de' Medici family ruled Cortona in the 15th Century and it was during this Renaissance period that&n...