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Greve in Chianti

Greve in Chianti -situated at what was the crossroads of an important road axis in past times.

It developed predominantly as a market town, with a large market being held in the unusual triangular piazza lined with porticoes, which is still always busy and lively.

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

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.

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).

Where is Greve in Chianti: is located in the middle of Florence province, at the beginning of the Chianti area

How to reach Greve in Chianti: From Florence, direction south on the Chiantigiana road S222. Florence is 26 Km far

Nearby: Visit the Chianti area, Panzano in Chianti, Radda and Castellina in Chianti.

Distances: Florence 26 Km - Siena 37 Km - Arezzo 83 Km - Pisa 105 Km

Correct name is Greve in Chianti
Common mistakes are Creve, Crede, Grede, Cianti, Chionti


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