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Greve in Chianti

In the ancient times, Greve in Chianti was a small built-up area of the territory called "Agro di Florentia", even if expert and researchers of the Etruscan civilization claim that it can date back to a previous century.


Greve in ChiantiIn the ancient times, Greve was a small built-up area of the territory called "Agro di Florentia", even if expert and researchers of the Etruscan civilization claim that it can date back to a previous century. Yet, the Romans were the population who left the local toponyms as a patrimony for their constant presence and for their closeness to the Cassia way. Siliano was an example of this. It is in the territory of the modern town and it took its name from a colony of Sulla's veterans settled here.
This town originated in the Middle Ages. A donation by Bernardo degli Uberti has been found. In the XI century, he ceded the monastery of San Salvi the ancient settlement set on the Hill of St. Francis that took its name from the small Franciscan community that settled here after founding a hospital.
The future village of Greve developed in the years thanks to comfortable roads, such as the Francigena way and the Volterrana way that favoured the communication of the town with Florence and other river markets of the Valdarno.
Greve in ChiantiThis is how the "mercatale" of Greve was born. It was a very populated trade area and it was characterized by the presence of Parishes, churches and castles, residences and farms owned by the Florentines at the time. At the end of the XIV century this area also produced an excellent wine that was very appreciated by the Sienese and Florentine aristocratic families. The latter enriched the area of Greve with their huge investments and, in some cases, also with their direct participation to in the local economy.
After the Unity of Italy, the "mercatale" of Greve became known and it was one of the most important centres in Chianti. The Neo-Renaissance church of Santa Croce a Greve can be visited inside the town. Near the town there are the suggestive medieval castle of Borgo di Montefioralle, a medieval military centre that is still very well preserved, the Parish of San Cresci and the Church of the Sacro Cuore in Greti.

Parish Curch
The parish church of the town, dedicated to the Santa Croce, contains a triptych by Bicci di Lorenzo.

Museo di San Francesco a Greve in ChiantiMuseo Arte Sacra
The Museo di Arte Sacra has very recently been opened in the former convent of San Francesco; it houses an important collection of paintings, sculptures, vestments and liturgical furnishings, a tangible sign of the artistic vitality of the local district.

Surrondings
Greve is surrounded by delightful villages, such as Montefioralle with its stone houses and paved streets, or Panzano not far from which is the fine Romanesque church of San Leolino, with a five-arch sixteenth-century portico. The interior houses precious works of art. There are also many castles in the surroundings of Greve; originally defensive bastions they are now elegant residences or famous estates; Uzzano, Verrazzano (the name here recalls the famous navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano), Vicchiomaggio, Vignamaggio (where Leonardo's famous Mona Lisa was born), and Lamole, to name but a few. Of considerable interest in terms of landscape is the Monte San Michele, the highest peak in Chianti (892 m).


Greve in Chianti: discover the surroundings

  • Montefioralle Montefioralle
    The village of Montefioralle is probably one of the most ancient in Chianti and is still today enclosed within its original walls.
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  • Chianti museums Chianti museums (12 km)
    Chianti museums: Museo di Arte Sacra of Impruneta, Basilica di Santa Maria of Impruneta, Museo di Santa Maria sul Prato of San Casciano val di Pesa, Museo di San Cascinao
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  • Chiantishire Chiantishire (12 km)
    The Chianti territory with its hilly countryside of incomparable beauty lies in the heart of Tuscany.
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  • Radda in Chianti Radda in Chianti (12 km)
    Radda in Chianti is the vineyard village. From the high ground on which it was built in the middle ages, between the waters of the rivers Arbia and Pesa, you gaze over a very dense interweave of vineyards.
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  • Barberino Val D'elsa Barberino Val D'elsa (12 km)
    A winding hilly road, once the ancient Via Cassia and now State road n° 2, leads up to the town of Barberino Val d’Elsa, situated high up above the valley.
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  • Impruneta Impruneta (13 km)
    The territory of Impruneta is included in the system of lower hills between the Greve River and the Ema River. This territory slowly slopes down to Florence.
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  • Terracotta of Impruneta Terracotta of Impruneta (13 km)
    For Impruneta the art of terracotta is both an important heritage of great value and a primary element of its cultural identity.
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  • Castellina in Chianti Castellina in Chianti (13 km)
    The centre of Castellina in Chianti built up area is the ancient fortress designed in the second half of the fifteenth century by the great architect Giuliano da Sangallo.
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  • The Valdarno The Valdarno (13 km)
    The territory of the Valdarno is singular and picturesque and begins from the point at which, near Arezzo, the river changes direction and heads north.
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  • Discover Fiesole villas Discover Fiesole villas (13 km)
    Discover Fiesole Villas in Florence: VILLA PEYRON AL BOSCO DI FONTELUCENTE,VILLA I TATTI,VILLA LE BALZE,VILLA IL RIPOSO DEI VESCOVI,VILLA MEDICI o Palagio,VILLA DI MAIANO.
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  • San Casciano Val di Pesa San Casciano Val di Pesa (13 km)
    Situated to the south of Florence, San Casciano is surrounded by the neighbouring Communes of Scandicci and Impruneta.
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  • Brolio Castle Brolio Castle (16 km)
    The Brolio castle has a Longobard origin, although today of the ancient original small fortress remain only the location.
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  • Meleto castle Meleto castle (16 km)
    Like in a fairytale, the Castle of Meleto stands out in the enchanting Chianti landscape at the end of a nice avenue lined with cypress-trees and junipers, in the middle of sun-kissed fields and vineyards.
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  • Gaiole Gaiole (16 km)
    Gaiole in Chianti has developed along the valley of the River Massellone due to its idea position as a trading and meeting point and its origins are based in these very geographical characteristics.
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  • Poggibonsi Poggibonsi (19 km)
    Poggibonsi rises nearby the confluence of the Staggia torrent in the Elsa river, along the valley dividing the region of the Chianti by the Colline Metallifere.
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  • Staggia castle Staggia castle (19 km)
    The walls of Staggia castle in Poggibonsi join the castle on the northern side and are today almost intact, with the exception of two short interruptions.
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Accommodations in the area


    • Firenze (Florence)
    • 20 km from Greve in Chianti

    Marignolle relais & charme

    The charming Marignolle Relais & Charme, nestled the hills of Florence, is the ideal solution for those who want a place of excellence and relaxation and love peace and privacy without the amenities of a luxury hotel.
    Marignolle Relais & Charme is especially appreciated by travelers looking for style and tradition by offering deluxe rooms or junior suites in a refined, with superior comforts and impeccable services that make this relais an excellence of Florence.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 23 km from Greve in Chianti

    Agriturismo la Lucciolaia

    In the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, Agriturismo La Lucciolaia is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized art towns.
    This ancient farmhouse has been recently renovated and divided into eleven double rooms and two Suites, where the magic atmosphere of past times is perfectly blended with modern comforts.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 23 km from Greve in Chianti

    Relais della Rovere

    The Relais Della Rovere is a charming hotel created from the conversion of an ancient Benedictine abbey and a papal villa of the Renaissance period.
    Set in Colle Val d'Elsa, in the heart of the Chianti area, it is strategically located among Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Volterra.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 26 km from Greve in Chianti

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto

    Agriturismo Villa il Palagetto located in the vicinity of the medieval centre of San Gimignano, nestled in the rolling hills of the gorgeous Tuscan countryside.
    Provides comfortable accommodation in 6 double bedrooms and two Suites

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 27 km from Greve in Chianti

    Agriturismo Cesani

    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.
    Azienda Agricola Biologica Cesani is an organic farm nestled in the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside, in the tiny country hamlet of Pancole, 6 km to the medieval town of San Gimignano.

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    • San Gimignano (Siena)
    • 27 km from Greve in Chianti

    B&B la Fornace di Racciano

    La Fornace di Racciano is a lovely Bed&Breakfast a short distance from the historical centre of medieval San Gimignano. It consists of a typical Tuscan country house surrounded by a large flowery garden.
    La Fornace di Racciano consists of seven comfortable rooms and four apartments, two of which are located in the ancient hamlet of Racciano.

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    • Colle Val D'Elsa (Siena)
    • 28 km from Greve in Chianti

    La Pieve

    La Pieve, charming farmhouse located on the hills of Val d'Elsa, between Volterra and San Gimignano, along the Via Francigena, in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, with its luxuriant nature and rich history.
    Framed by olive trees and a wood, it fosters a direct dialogue with nature in complete relaxation where they contemplate and enjoy the stillness in private and unique spaces.

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    • Siena (Siena)
    • 29 km from Greve in Chianti

    Agriturismo Marciano

    Agriturimo Marciano : an exlusive opportunity, two holidays at the place of only one. stay in the country and life downtown. Marciano is located near the walls of the Middle Age town of Siena.
    Five confortable double rooms and a suite with a beautiful sight on the Siena Duomo

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    • Fucecchio (Florence)
    • 50 km from Greve in Chianti

    Relais Hotel Vedute

    Relais Hotel Vedute Florence surrounded by green countryside is located in a strategic position near Florence, Lucca, Pistoia, Pisa and Siena
    Our Wellness Center & Ayurvedic Thai Aquamor invites you to know Ayurvedic and Thai experience in Fucecchio Florence

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    • Montepulciano (Siena)
    • 65 km from Greve in Chianti

    Agriturismo le Caggiole

    Immersed in the verdant countryside around the noble town of Montepulciano, that boasts ancient Etruscan origins, Le Caggiole Estate is perfectly located for exploring Tuscany's most prized treasures.
    In a relaxing and cosy atmosphere uests are offered three comfortable, quiet double rooms with private bathrooms and two comfortable apartments for two persons and for small family groups.

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    • Lucca (Lucca)
    • 71 km from Greve in Chianti

    Historic Villa Lucca 12 beds pool

    Historic villa 14 km from the center of Lucca immersed in the green of the Tuscan vineyards and olive groves, it has a private swimming pool and a large park.
    Set on 350 square meters in a dominant position offers a unique view of the hills of Tuscany.

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    • Castagneto Carducci (Livorno)
    • 75 km from Greve in Chianti

    Podere Vignanova

    Podere Vignanova, little charming resort in Tuscany, in one of the more enchanting corners of the Etruscan coast, where vineyards with wines which are conquering the world.
    Surrounded by important vineyards in Castagneto hills the farm holding includes an old country house which hosts 4 comfortable flats and 4 delightful suites.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 84 km from Greve in Chianti

    Stone Farmhouse Massarosa 8 beds pool

    Stone farmhouse in typical Tuscan style skilfully and elegantly renovated in a dominant position on the hills of Massarosa with spectacular views that reach the sea of Tuscany. The farmhouse has a swimming pool with whirlpool.
    Perfect solution for those that search the real authentic Tuscany staying in the hills but not far from the Versilia sea.

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    • Massarosa (Lucca)
    • 88 km from Greve in Chianti

    Farmhouse Massarosa 14 beds pool

    Beautiful ancient Tuscan farmhouse completely renovated located on Tuscan hills 10 km from the golf course of Versilia. The villa can accommodate up to 14 people.
    An oasis of peace for those looking for a stay in the Tuscan hills while staying close to the sea. Perfect for a relaxing holiday in close contact with nature.

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    • Camaiore (Lucca)
    • 88 km from Greve in Chianti

    Villa Pieve di Camaiore 8 beds pool

    Luxury and charming villa with swimming pool for rent surrounded by the green hills of Camaiore not far from the sea of the Tuscan coast.
    The villa is ideal for those looking for an oasis of absolute peace and relaxation guaranteed by the elevated position and the external fence in style.

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