Greve in Chianti is a charming market town in the wine region of Tuscany, Italy. Known as the chief town of the Chianti Classico Wine region, Greve in Chianti is an ideal place to take a holiday rental villa for anyone with an interest in the best of Tuscan food and wine. The original triangular piazza is host to some excellent markets, festivals and events throughout the year, drawing locals from the charming villages which surround the town on a regular basis.
The are some wonderful sights to see in Greve in Chianti, Italy. The main square, the Piazza Matteotti is a great starting point, home to the beautifully renovated church of Santa Croce which houses some of the most beautiful artwork in the town. The Greve Museum of Sacred Art is a wonderful attraction in the town too, well worth investigating whatever your level of interest in ancient art.
The whole area around Greve in Chianti, Italy, is a walker’s paradise, with hiking trails stretching through the hills and valleys of Tuscany. Walkers will be able to enjoy anything from a short, leisurely post-lunch stroll to a full day hike, exploring the vineyards, castles and villas of Greve in Chianti. Cycling holidays are also extremely well catered for from a holiday rental in Greve in Chianti. The smooth roads and stunning views make the tough climbs of the region well worth the effort.
Chianti’s largest and best wine fair happens in Greve in Chianti every September. The Chianti Classico Wine Festival starts about 5pm each evening on the second weekend of September, letting you try all the best wines from the region. The antique and collectors fair occurs twice a year on Easter Monday and the second Sunday of October, and is a fascinating place to tour, even if you do not manage to find your fortune!
A Greve in Chianti villa rental is the perfect base for exploration of the many famous cities of Tuscany. Florence, Siena and Arezzo can all be reached with ease from a holiday rental property in Greve in Chianti, allowing you to visit the famous sites of Italy, yet escape the crowds and relax in the glorious Tuscan countryside in the evenings.
The best times to visit a holiday rental villa in Greve in Chianti is during the late spring or the early autumn as temperatures routinely reach the mid 30’s (˚C) during the heat of the day, but do not get as far a 40˚C as they regularly do in July and August. Although this is extremely pleasant if you have a Greve in Chianti villa with a pool, sightseeing and outdoor activities can be limited by the heat during these two months.
Florence Airport (FLR) is just 40km from a rental villa or apartment in Greve in Chianti, Italy. Currently the only direct flight to Florence from the UK is the Meridiana service from London Gatwick (LGW), but for a larger range of flights, Pisa Airport (PSA) is around 140km from Greve in Chianti.