Welcome to Greve in Chianti, a small town in the heart of the Chianti. Historically, the town held the market for Montelfioralle Castle, and today, every Saturday morning, the tradition is continued, inviting everyone into its lovely piazza.
Sitting atop the town is the Rectory of Santa Croce, and surrounding it, under the porticoes, are local food shops. A must-visit is the Antica Macelleria Falorni (a historic butcher), opened in 1729. Close by, you’ll find the Museum of Wine, boasting an inebriating journey through old photographs, documents and tools of the trade, not to mention the curious collection of over 180 different bottle openers!
If you’re still sober following your visit to the museum, we can continue along the SP16 heading in the direction of Dudda. As we climb up to Panzano in Chianti, we’ll be greeted with twisting curves and winding roads.
At the crossroads for Radda in Chianti and Volpaia (a splendid little hamlet), a series of curves and bends leads to Pietrafitta. The beautiful Castellina in Chianti is also a diabolical crossroads: it’s our last chance to leave the SR222. Those who want to remain on the via Chiantigiana will be rewarded with numerous bends boasting views of woods and cypress trees, an Etruscan necropolis (Poggino) and the hamlet of Fonterutoli (with a castle and winery), before ending in Querciagrossa. We finish the journey in Siena, but describing this city in a just a few words is impossible, so let yourself be transported by its magic and charm. We’ll say no more!