Greve in Chianti is a small town situated in the valley of the Greve
stream, half-way along the scenic Chiantigiana highway (SS 222)
that runs from Florence to Sienna. Greve has an attractive, arcaded, triangular
piazza with several ceramics and wine shops, as well as
restaurants, and there is a Coop supermarket five minutes walk
from the main piazza. A small museum of religious art is housed in
the old monastery of San Francesco and the fortified village of Montefioralle
is about one mile away up a steep hill. The hills surrounding
Greve have many
rural vacation accommodation,
making it a centre for farm house holidays in this part of
Tuscany. There are several historical castles and castellated
villas in the area and many wineries where wine and olive oil may
be tasted and bought. The Greve
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