Greve in Chianti activities, castles and other sights

The whole area of Chianti around Greve is packed with castles, even more so than other parts of Tuscany, in addition to walled villages such as Montefioralle, Vertine and Volpaia, fortified abbeys and farmhouses that have developed from watch towers. Day excursions taking in several of these sights add enormously to the enjoyment of a visit to this part of Tuscany. Some of the castles are important wine producers that offer tastings and even wine-tasting lunches and dinners, while others are romantic ruins surrounded by forest.

Wine tours, photography tours and cultural tours are readily available in Chianti. Then there are more exotic activities for which Tuscany is ideal, among them having your wedding in Chianti or riding in a hot air balloon.

Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti

Piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti with the statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano

Useful tips on what you can see and do when based in Greve in Chianti, with emphasis on castles (castelli), culture and history.

Elena Spolaor

Elena Spolaor

About Elena Spolaor

Although Elena was born in Venice, she was brought up in Tuscany and is a historian and frequent contributor to online articles about life in Tuscany and Umbria. Her specialities are Tuscan and Umbrian local history and folklore.

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