Chianti, your holidays on the "wine roads!"

Enjoy yourself spending a typical Tuscan houliday!

In the rural houses and bed and breakfast you will find in this wonderful land, you will taste the best wines and the best Tuscan cuisine.
Tours in the green, long walks and hikes in the mountains will assure you holidays full of fun and total relaxation!

Territory

The Chianti Hills are a mountain range of about 20km between the provinces of Florence, Siena and Arezzo
For centuries the medieval Florence and Siena were involved in various disputes to establish their property in the Chianti.

At the end this land was divided between Florentine Chianti and Sienese Chianti.
This luxurious land has become famous over the years for the area that characterizes wine, green hills and vineyards are the perfect framework for the picturesque provinces .
Thanks to its beauty and to the several rural houses and ancient houses in Romanesque style this land is today one of the most visited in Tuscany.
Hundreds of tourists each year choose Chianti for their holidays because they want to relax from the chaos of the city, taste one of the best wines in the world and enjoy the typical dishes of this enchanted land.
The provinces belonging to the Chianti area are:
Chianti Fiorentino :Greve in Chianti, Barberino Val d'Elsa, San Casciano in Val di Pesa, Tavernelle Val di Pesa e San Donato in Poggio.

Chianti Senese : Castellina in Chianti, Gaiole in Chianti, Castello di Brolio, Pieve di San Paolo in Rosso, Oratorio dei Pianigiani e Radda in Chianti. Castelnuovo Barardenga e Poggibonsi. Castelnuovo Barardenga and Poggibonsi.

Greve in Chianti

It is about 20 km south of Florence along the famous road Chiantigiana, which connects Florence to Siena.

Region: Tuscany
Province: Florence
Population: about 14,000
Frazioni: Road in Chianti, Cintoia, The Bench, Dudda, Lucolena, Montefioralle, Panzano in Chianti, San Polo in Chianti, Lamole, Passo of Pecorai, Ferrone, Greti, Chiocchio, Poggio alla Cross.
Gentilic: Grevigiani

Main sights

Piazza del Mercato

Dedicated to Giacomo Matteotti, it is famous for its funnel shape.
For centuries it has been called "Mercatale in Greve", because it was the seat of the market, located near the waterway Greve.

Propositura of Santa Croce

It is located where in the past there was a small chapel; it reflects the taste of the classic style of the restoration period.
Inside you can admire various works including the Triptych with Madonna and child with Saints by Lorenzo di Bicci, the Annunciation, by the Florentine school of the fourteenth century and a wooden crucifix attributed to Santi Buglioni.

Pieve di San Leolino

The church, known since the tenth century as Pieve di San Leolino a Flacciano, today totally represents a building in Romanesque style where you can admire, on the right side, a cloister of the fourteenth century.

Pieve di San Cresci Pieve di San Cresci

Dedicated to one of the greatest evangelizers of the countryside of Florence, the church, of the twelfth century, is in Romanesque style.
The works contained in the church, have been placed in the Museum of Sacred Art of Greve.

Pieve di San Pietro in Sillano

This church combines 2 different styles: the Romanesque and the Lombard style. La chiesa fu confermata dopo l'844 ai vescovi di Fiesole dai Pontefici Pasquale II e Innocenzo II. After 844, the church was assigned to the bishops of Fiesole by Pope Pasquale II and Pope Innocent II.

Museum of St. Francis

Inaugurated in September 2002, the museum hosts an oratory in which there is a polychrome altarpiece by Santi Buglioni representing the Deposition.
The museum preserve works of art of Nanni di Bartolo representing San Francesco and the Madonna and Child and other works by Jacopo Vignali and other artists of the fourteenth century.

Mugnana Castle

At the beginning the castle was property of Amidei, and later belonged to the Florentine family of Bardi.
The main feature of the castle is its tower, that for military reasons, was reduced in height.
The castle and its walls dates the fourteenth century: the walls over the years have been restored several times.

Sezzate Castle

Even this castle belonged for a long time to the Bardi family.
The walls are formed by a series of buildings that make up the structure, while the tower is in its highest point.

Uzzano Castle

The walls of the castle have a rectangular shape. The tower and the walls, were built around the thirteenth century, and after the Ghibellines distroy them, they were built again.
 

Famous persons

Aleandro Baldi (singer)

Giovanni da Verrazzano (navigator)

Eating

Osteria Pizzeria Conca d'Oro

It proposes a wide variety of pasta dishes, meat and game, pizza all cooked according to the typical Tuscan tradition, and a wide range of all varieties of Chianti wines.
 

Via Chiantigiana 31, Panzano (FI). Phone: 055 852602

Osteria Oltre il giardino

Typical Tuscan dishes and Chianti wines. All'interno troverete una selezione delle migliori etichette del vino della zona e tanto altro. The restaurant offers a wide selection of the best labels of Tuscan and Italian wines.
 

Piazza Bucciarelli 42, Panzano (FI). Phone: 055 852828

Osteria di Sugame

The restaurant can accommodate ceremonies of any kind, such as weddings, communions and birthdays or romantic dinners by candlelight.
The kitchen is typically Tuscan and the view is one of the best in the area.
 

Pass Sugame, Greve in Chianti (FI). Phone: 055 8547995

Enoteca Pizzeria Il Gallo Nero

Savoury pizzas but especially good wine and the typical flavors of Tuscany.
 

Via C. Battisti, Greve in Chianti (FI). Phone: 055 8544802

Da Padellina

This pretty restaurant inspired by the poetry of the great Dante Alighieri offers its guests good Tuscan food, good Chianti wines, a diversified menu, it proposes tasty meat and good game.
 

Corso del Popolo 54. Road in Chianti (FI). Phone: 055 858388

Locanda Borgo Antico

Delicious home-made products such as salami of goose and Tuscan dishes with mushrooms and truffles. If you want you can taste the prestigious wines.
 

Via Case Sparse 115. Lucolena (FI). Phone: 055 851024

Restaurant la Castellana

The restaurant, in an ancient style, is fairly small but very cozy and the kitchen is one of the most pleasing of the place.
 

Res. Montefioralle 1. Greve in Chianti (FI). Phone: 055 853134

Accomodation

Hotel da Omero
Via G.Falcone 68/70. Passo dei Pecorai- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 800716

Hotel del Chianti
Piazza Matteotti 86. Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 853763

Hotel Villa Le Barone
Via S. Leolino. Panzano- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 852277

Agriturismo Montefili
Via San Cresci 43- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 8546115

Agriturismo Casaloste
Via Montagliari 32. Panzano- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 852725

Agriturismo Casanova- La Ripintara
Via Uzzano 30. Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 853459

Agriturismo Castello di Querceto
Via Alessandro Francois. Dudda Lucolena- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 85921

Agriturismo Castello Vicchiomaggio
Via Vicchiomaggio 4 . Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 854079

Casa Vacanza Az. Agr. Berto Villa il Castellaccio
Via Case Sparse 99. Lucolena- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 205532

Casa Vacanza Poggiarelli
Via del Petrolio 56. Petrolio- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 853414

Casa per Ferie Di Prenzano Farm
Via Petrolio 7. Petrolio- Greve in Chianti (FI)
Phone: 055 853553

Events

"Mercato Aprilante"

Panzano in Chianti
First Sunday of each month

"Il Pagliaio"

biological market
Greve in Chianti
Every fourth Sunday of the month

"Verrazzano Day"

Castello di Verrazzano
April 17th 2008

"Festa della Stagion Bona"

Panzano in Chianti
April 25th 2008

"I vini del castello"

wine exhibition and typical products
Montefioralle - Greve in Chianti
April 26th and 27th 2008

"Primo Maggio a Strada in Chianti"

Mercatino, cucina della civiltà contadina, estemporanea di pittura,
concerto all'anfiteatro, giostre
Strada in Chianti
May 1st 2008

"Festa dei Fiori"

Greve in Chianti
May 3rd and 4th 2008

"Festa delle affettatrici e bilance storiche"

May 11th 2008

"Festa del Giaggiolo"

Vino, olio e sapori di San Polo
San Polo in Chianti
May 17th and 18th 2008

"I profumi di Lamole"

Rassegna di vini e prodotti tipici
Lamole - Greve in Chianti
 May 31st, June 1st and 2nd 2008

"Cuochi e Beccai"

Festival per la valorizzazione della carne bovina italiana
Greve in Chianti - P.za G. Matteotti
June 15th 2008
July 4th, 5th and 6th 2008

"Festa della battitura"

Mosta di mezzi agricoli, animali da fattoria, musica, intrattenimento, cena in piazza
Greve in Chianti - P.za G. Matteotti

GREVE USEFUL NUMBERS:

TOWN HALL
Piazza Matteotti 7 / 8 - 50022 Greve in Chianti - Tel. 055 85451
Public Relations Office (URP)
Tel. 055 8545210 - Fax 055 8544654
Municipal Police
Tel. 055 853511
TOURIST INFORMATION
Viale da Verrazzano 33 - Tel. 055 8546287 to 0558546299 - Fax 055 8544240
EMERGENCIES
Public Aid /> Tel. 113
Carabinieri
Tel. 112 Tel. 055 853006 / 055 858004
Fire brigade
Tel. 115
Rescue ACI
Tel. 116