Greve in Chianti
Greve in Chianti extends between Chianti Mountains and Florentine hills. Since Middle Ages the history of Greve is linked to its main square, which has always exercised its function as a market. The village was a mere dependence of Castle di Montefioralle, but thanks to its position, located at the point of convergence of the main roads connecting the area, it could become the main market in the area. The square, with its characteristic shape of an elongated triangle, is for the most part surrounded by arcades and houses the statue of the sculptor Romeo Pazzini depicting Giovanni da Verrazzano. One of the corners of the square is occupied by parish church dedicated to Holy Cross (19th century). There are many churches to visit in Greve and surroundings, as well as the castles, which, starting from that of Verrazzano, contain important works of art inside them. Do not miss Museum of San Francesco, housed in the rooms of old convent, and of course Wine Museum. Around Greve in Chianti there are many villages (Strada in Chianti, Montefiorale, Verrazzano, Pazzano in Chianti, Cintoia, Chiocchio, Lucolena, Passo dei Pecorai, Poggio alla Croce) all to be visited, as Medieval villages with unaltered charm.