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Hamlets, districts and squares

Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti

The famous triangular piazza is the heart of the town

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Greve in Chianti

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.

Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti
Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti

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.

Greve in Chianti
IN THE HEART OF THE CHIANTI, AMONG CASTLES AND SWEEPING VINEYARDS
Greve in Chianti is the only town in the province of Florence that rests entirely in the Chianti area. In antiquity, Greve was a small center in the territory, then called Agro di Florentia. The Romans were the first to live permanently in these places not far from the via Cassia. ...
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