Piazza Matteotti, with its unique triangular shape, is the beating heart of Greve in Chianti. The piazza is surrounded by picturesque arched loggias, brought to life with shops, trades and taverns where you can try and buy typical local products.
In the centre is a large statue of Giovanni Verrazzano, the famous explorer who was born in Greve. The church of Santa Croce overlooks the piazza, home to valuable works including a triptych by Bicci di Lorenzo depicting the Madonna with Child and Saints.
Another stand-out is the Wine Museum, taking you on a journey through the history, culture and tradition of the famous Chianti wine that’s been produced here for centuries. We also recommend visiting the convent of San Francesco which houses the Museum of Sacred Art in Greve in Chianti, with a surprising collection of paintings, sculptures and décor dating between the 14th and 19th centuries.
In Greve’s general area are many small and delightful villages; it’s definitely worth visiting the picturesque medieval castle of Montefioralle, a medieval military centre that still retains its historic traces. It’s said that the village is the birthplace of the Amerigo Vespucci family (the famous Florentine sailor). The Parish church of San Cresci and the Church of the Sacred Heart in Greti are also beautiful.