The stone farmhouse surrounded by vineyards and olive groves, dates back to the 11th century and used to be the local frantoio (mill for pressing olives). The house has been nicely restored yet keeping many of the details from its long history. The frantoio equipment remains in the basement of the house.

 

Montefioralle is perched on a hilltop above Greve and is one of the best-kept medieval villages in Chianti. The village is still enclosed within the original walls, which form an octagon with four gates, modifications of which still exist. During the Middle Ages, Montefioralle was one of the largest military and administrative centers in the area. The first records of the settlement date from 1085 and it belonged to the Ricasoli, Benci, Gherardini and Vespucci families. At the highest point in the village, stands the church of S. Stefano, rebuilt in the 17th and 18th centuries. In the wide nave are a number of works of art, notably a precious work of the 13th century depicting the Virgin Mary with the baby Jesus and two angels, attributed to the Master of Bagnano or the Maestro of Greve.