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Greve in Chianti, formerly Greve, is a town in the province of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy. Named after the Val di Greve, the town is a household name among wine enthusiasts, and many of its tourist attractions are either owned or operated by the same family. Many of the popular attractions in the town are of historic significance, and tourists are primarily attracted to the area for its quiet Mediterranean appeal and authentic Italian culture. The town has been largely shielded from tourism thanks to larger cities in the area, giving Greve in Chianti an almost "hidden gem" status. Finding your ideal hotel in Greve in Chianti can be a difficult task, but with the help of Hotels.com you can book the hotel best suited to your budget and expectations with the aid of thousands of user-submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries, and our interactive Google maps applet.
What's Greve in Chianti Like?
Whether you have come for the local wine festival, or would like to experience the local culture, Greve in Chianti is a town with something for everyone. The Montefioralle Winery is one of the main attractions in the town, and you can try the wines while enjoying the scenic view from its shaded terraces. You can enjoy a guided tour around the Villa Vignamaggio winery or have an afternoon meal and taking a walk through its lush gardens. The town has plenty of family-owned boutiques and quaint open air markets, and shoppers will be delighted with the many souvenir stores and local shops. If you are feeling active, you can also take part in a guided bike tour through some of the more picturesque areas of the Tuscany region.
Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Greve in Chianti
The Mediterranean climate of Greve in Chianti results in hot, dry summers which usually average around 82° Fahrenheit, however it has been known to exceed 105° Fahrenheit on occasion. As Greve in Chianti is not as popular of a tourist destination as nearby Florence or Tuscany as a whole, the town has a much more laid back appeal. Although plenty of the locals may speak English, try not to expect it of them, and when engaging in conversation its always best to begin with a simple "Parla inglese?" (Do you speak English?). If you travel to the town during September then you will be able to catch the Chianti Classico wine festival, which is considered the event of the year. During the festival you can also try an Italian classic: olive oil served on fresh Italian sliced bread.