Greve in Chianti: between food, wine and experiences

Greve in Chianti with Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort

Greve in Chianti is located in Tuscany, between Siena and Florence, respectively 40 km north of one and 30 km south of the other.

It is a very characteristic small town, full of attractions, shops and restaurants, with a lot of history and above all incredible and unmistakable flavors. Let’s find out together!

A Walk in Greve in Chianti

Above Greve stands the castle of Montefioralle, with its central square where the market has been held for centuries.

It was once dedicated to livestock but today it allows the purchase of fruit, vegetables, olives, cheeses, clothes and various objects.

Piazza Matteotti is the hub of Greve, with a three-sided portico that frames the commercial activities under its arches.

The covered sidewalks between via Roma and via Garibaldi entice tourists and patrons to a more serene and pleasant stroll.

Very beautiful is the Palazzo del Comune, in Renaissance style, and to visit is the Church of Santa Croce, with its neo-classical facade, which houses many works of art.

Nearby you can find the Museum of Sacred Art, where you can admire valuable works and sculptures in colored terracotta.

But, as we said at the beginning of this article, going to Greve di Chianti also means having a truly memorable taste experience.

Wines, cheeses and oils

Greve is the capital of Chianti, one of the most famous and well-known wines also abroad, unmistakable Italian excellence.

The wine production of Florentine Chianti takes place on the sides of the valleys.

The same territory allows the production of goat cheese and extra virgin olive oil.

Of course the name Chianti alone immediately makes the mind run to the image of a glass filled with fine red wine.

Not everyone knows, however, that Greve is also famous for its olive oil, protected by the “Olio D.O.P. Chianti Classico”, which governs the characteristics responsible for its unmistakable and Mediterranean taste, appreciated even by Dante Alighieri.

Tours and taste experiences

Visiting Greve in Chianti therefore does not only mean taking a journey through history rediscovering cultures, monuments, buildings and ancient works but also having experiences at the table, thanks to the fame of the territory that produces excellent wine and food.

Many associations and farms take care of organizing food and wine tours to bring the tourist who comes from outside to discover the specialties of Greve, from wine to cheeses, from salami to oil, through the possibility of tasting selected food and wine shops.

A guide will accompany those present explaining the history of the place while the shops involved will offer the best of their food and wine products.

Of course you can also feel free to simply sit in one of the restaurants in the area, to savor typical dishes such as buccellato, a donut of flour and sugar with aniseed, stuffed onions and rabbit in porchetta.

Surely on our table we can not miss a glass of Chianti and not even not taste the much acclaimed extra virgin olive oil, which we can use to sprinkle a slice of roasted bread.

Come and discover Chianti

If you can’t wait any longer and can’t wait to dive into Chianti to taste good wine and good food, we are waiting for you at Villa Campestri Olive Oil Resort, for a relaxing stay near Chianti.

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