With your luxury car and English-speaking driver we will journey to the beautiful countryside of the Chianti region following the “Wine Road” that winds between olive groves and vineyards. After a short ride we will reach the town of Greve in Chianti named after the river that runs through it.
Greve in Chianti is the birthplace of the famous Tuscan explorer Giovanni da Verrazzano, the man who discovered the New York Harbor and in fact has a bridge there named after him. There is a statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano here in the Piazza Matteotti, a gently sloping square which is the hub of life in Greve and where there is an outdoor market on Saturdays and other special days throughout the year. Around this square, under the graceful porticoes you will see many local shops and wine stores. The famous butcher shop Falorni is here and has been for 500 years! At Falorni’s you can taste samples of much of their local productions, including their delicious boar salami and prosciutto.
We can’t come to Greve in Chianti without tasting some of its wonderful local wines including the Chianti Classico. At “Le Cantine” you will be able to taste more than 100 different wines, olive oils, vin santo and grappa, many produced in the Chianti region.
Soon after we leave Greve in Chianti, we will make a stop at the village on the hill called Montefioralle. This charming little place above Greve has preserved most of its medieval architecture and is worth a short visit. less >>
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