Greve in Chianti is a great spot to stop and really enjoy Tuscany without the crowds of Florence and Siena. A small, quaint town, Greve in Chianti offers incredible restaurants, great wine a relaxing atmosphere.
Wine taste testing in Greve in Chianti
There are innumerable options of wineries and vineyards in the Chianti area to visit for wine tasting and tours, but you may also want to stop by Le Cantine to experience a huge range of vintages from the area. While each vineyard may have their own wines and provide great experiences outside of the cities, this little wine cellar has over 140 options to choose from and is located just outside of the city square in Greve in Chianti.
Dining in Greve in Chianti
Dining at Bottega del Moro is a must if you are in Greve in Chianti. The staff is extremely friendly, helpful and willing to help you make decisions on their house specialties. The wines available at Bottega del Moro are fantastic, including some great local varieties. The dining experience is exquisite with pasta and meat dishes that have a local flavor as well as some traditional Italian fare that you won’t find better prepared anywhere. They also have a special tiramisu desert that may not be on the menu but you will be disappointed if you don’t ask for it. Be sure to also plan ahead because Bottega del Moro is closed on Mondays.
Piazza Trieste, 14/r 50022, Greve in Chianti
Accommodation in Greve in Chianti
If you are staying in the general area of Greve in Chianti for a few days you may want to check out vacation rentals to see if you can find a decent apartment to rent in town for a few days. This can get you a great location and often a cheap price. For hotels, the town is quite small so you don’t need to worry too much about distance from the center of town since the furthest you are likely to be is still going to be within walking distance. For a decent deal right in the town square check out Giovanni da Verrazzano
Getting to Greve in Chianti
From Siena, Greve in Chianti is about an hour drive through some incredibly beautiful Tuscan country side. The roads are quite windy, so although it is only 26 miles it will still take about an hour. Florence is about 40 minutes away by car, with more highway driving than the scenic route from Siena.