Piazza Matteotti, the triangular centre of the market and shopping area of Greve in Chianti is the main piazza there and possibly the heart from which the village has gradually expanded. The piazza is surrounded by attractive arches under which there are shops and workshops making and selling typical products and local crafts, from wine to pottery to cold meats. In the centre there is a large statue of Giovanni Verrazzano, the famous explorer who was born in Greve.
Every Saturday morning the piazza holds the citizen market, selling clothes, leather products and artisanal ceramics as well as fruit, vegetables and typical food from the area. The annual Chianti Classico celebration is held in this space as well.
The Church of Santa Croce overlooks the piazza, where there are some excellent paintings by students of Fra Angelico.