Greve in Chianti

The San Francesco Museum of Holy Art

Greve in Chianti hosts cultural jewel

Greve in Chianti
This museum is located in an ancient Franciscan convent built in the XV century and it holds an important collection of paintings, sculptures, wall hangings and sacred furnishings which date back to the XIII and XIX centuries. Its Antiquarium was inaugurated in 2003; its first nucleus makes up the archeological section which holds artifacts from the Etruscan, Roman and Medieval period. The works were given to museum thanks to an agreement with the Diocese of Fiesole and they come from churches within the surrounding area. Its archeological remains are the result of digs carried out throughout the area.

Opening hours: from April 1 to October 30 – Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 4pm to 7pm (mornings by reservation). Saturdays and Sundays – 10am to 1pm and 4pm to 7pm; closed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Admission: full price – 3 euro; reduced rates for students from grammar school to high school and visitors over 65; reduced rates for students from the Municipality of Greve – 1 euro.
Handicap access: yes
Contact information:
Via San Francesco 4
tel. 055/8544685 (Museum); 055/8546287 - 055/8546287 (Tourism office); 055/8545256 (Municipal Cultural Association)

Greve in Chianti
A stunning town well known for its high quality wine and olive oil
Greve is at an altitude of 236m and has a population of around thirteen thousand inhabitants. Greve has been inhabited since the Etruscans made the area their home. Many local places names however were given by the Romans who later settled in the region. The town centre dates back to the Middle Ages. ...
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