Greve in Chianti is a small picturesque town in Tuscany, respectful of traditions!
Its square is particularly noteworthy, with its triangular shape and its gently sloping porticoes that house shops, cafes, craft stores, and the famous butcher shop Falorni, established since 1729. At the top of the square, the Santa Croce church, with its neoclassical facade, contains various Renaissance art works, including a triptych by Bicci di Lorenzo.
At the bottom of the square is the Town Hall, and in the middle, one can admire a statue of Giovanni da Verrazzano, born in Greve around 1485 and famous for his discovery of the Hudson Bay in New York. The largest suspension bridge in the United States, the Verrazano-Narrows has been named in honor of this navigator.
The country luxury Hotel Villa le Barone is located in a hamlet part of Greve, Panzano in Chianti, a half-hour walk away from Greve through olive groves and vineyards, with stunning views of the Chianti hills, or 10 minutes by car.
You will find at Villa le Barone all necessary information on walking hikes, bicycle rides and car tours to discover Chianti and other wonderful parts of Tuscany. And if you come in the spring you will admire the iris in the fields around Greve and Panzano in Chianti, the rhizomes of which are used still today in most French perfumes. You can also admire many other flowers in the Villa Barone’s gardens: daffodils, tulips, roses, wisterias, lavenders.
Take advantage of the special Easter and spring offers of the small luxury country hotel Villa le Barone, an historic hotel, to see Greve and, Panzano in Chianti as well as other Chianti villages, such as Radda and Castellina in Chianti.
But Chianti and Villa le Barone are spectacular in all seasons !