We wanted to give you a little information about some of the places in the surrounding area you might like to visit, so we're prepping some basic area guides to talk you through towns in Tuscany.
Greve is a small town located between Siena and Florence and at the heart of the Chianti Wine district. It’s an ancient town but it’s remained surprisingly tranquil.
What to see?
Greve is known for its unusual triangular market ‘square’, the market, held on Saturday mornings, has been running for several centuries and is part of the unique history of the town. There are some interesting shops as well including a butcher who has been on the same spot since 1806. They specialise in breeds local to Tuscany and also make great organic salami.
Greve also has an 11th Century Church, Chiesa Santa Croce, you’re also close to the tiny anchient town of Montefioralle and the castle at Verrazzano which is now a winery.
Where to eat?
There are several great places to eat around Greve, La Cantinetta di Rignana, combines stunning views with great food, it’s a little hard to find so check out their website for details on how to get there and to book a table. Ristorante Enoteca Fuoripiazza is a great place to eat a light lunch, it’s also a little easier to find, located near to the town square. They offer traditional tuscan food and a great selection of wines.
We love Greve’s festivals!
On Easter Monday there is an Antique’s fair and there’s also a gorgeous annual flower festival on the first weekend after 1st May.
And of course Greve has a fabulous wine festival, located as it is in the heart of the Chianti region. It takes place every year on the Thursday leading up to the 2nd weekend in September, running through till Sunday evening.
How to get there
Greve is about 35 minutes by car following the SR222 from the Torre and the drive is actually very picturesque. You can also get there by bus, take the 24 or the 353 A from outside the Torre to Ponte A Niccheri and then switch to the 365 A.