Favorite thing: Every year in September the little town Greve hosts a Wine Festival. The local wine producers gather and let you taste their wines (of course mainly Chianti wines made with Sangiovese grapes, according to the regulations at least 80%). The town square is filled with stands and the atmosphere is fantastic! We visited from the 8th to the 10th of September 2011 and had a fanastic time. Don't miss it!
The small village of Poggio alla Croce, no let me rephrase that, the TINY village, was our access route to the villa we rented and from the information that I managed to find on the internet there are 87 residents...
The village has basically ONE street and you can see us walking in the middle. We encountered no moving cars, and not even a single person on our walk through town. But we DID find a small restaurant with seating for about 60 people, which surprised us since it is not a central area by any means. The Ristorante Becattini, seen in the last photo, was really not anything to write home about or even make a review on VT, but I mention it for two reasons, first of all that there IS a restaurant near the villa we rented and secondly that you should not expect too much. Although everything we had was acceptable, it was nothing special.
If you want the address is Via del Crocino 41, phone +39-055-8337813.
Favorite thing: Actually, I've only passed through Greve in Chianti on my way from Firenze to Siena. My main target was to visit nearby Montefioralle (which is not listed on VT) and the castle of Vicchiomaggio. Along with this two locations you can see small town of Panzano in Chianti on this page.
Favorite thing: So-called Chianteggio is an area situated in between towns of Firenze and Siena, as far as I am concerned, one of the most beautiful part in the Province of Toscana (Tuscany). This relatively small area can be visited by car, up and down, in one day only but if you realy wont to explore whole of its beauty, you'll need much longer time.
Favorite thing: The Region of Chianti is wide world famous for its authentic and unique sort of grapes.