The old name of Greve in Chianti was Greve, in 1972 the town was renamed after the inclusion in a Chianti area.
It is located about 30 km in south of Florence.
Sitting in the Val di Greve, it is named for the small, fast-flowing river that runs through it, is the principal town in the Chianti wine district which stretches south of Florence to just north of Siena. Until recently it has been a quiet, almost bucolic town because it was, and still is, well off the main roads.
– Franciscan monastery
– The triangular main square, where a market has been running more or less continuously for
– Chiesa Santa Croce which was rebuilt in 1325 after being burned to the ground, along with the rest of the town, by the Duke of Lucca, Castruccio Castracani.
– Montefioralle (surrounding) where there is achurch of Santo Stefano, with a late 13th century Madonna with Child and a 15th century Trinity and Saints.
– Castello da Verrazzano (distance 2 km)
– Panzano, is a little town where there is Pieve of San Leolino, known from the 10th century.