Just down the hill from Montefioralle is Greve, a small, thriving country town serving the many vineyards and farms in the surrounding area. It's a delightful town to explore with several good restaurants, enotecas and artisan shops hidden among its streets. At the open-air market on Saturday mornings in Piazza Matteotti, everyone gathers to share gossip and news, and shop for the week. Local festivals celebrating history, food and wine are held throughout the year. There are back roads and trails for leisurely walks, and bicycles can be rented to explore the rolling countryside.

 

  

 

 

Greve is centrally located to many other villages and towns in Chianti, each with its own charming appeal. Panzano and Lamole, Castellina, Radda and Volpaia are only short drives away on the Via Chiantigiana. The area also has many kinds of lodging available for visitors: hotels, B&B's, agriturismos and a variety of rental properties.

 


 

 

Naturally, Chianti is noted for its wine, and there are many vineyards to visit and wines to taste. But the area around Greve is also home to excellent producers of olive oil, pecorino cheese, balsamic vinegar, honey and sausages. And you'll find artisans in shoes and leather goods, ceramics and terracotta, crystal and linens, as well as furniture, handicrafts and fine art. 

 
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