Location of Agriturismo “Il Santo” near Greve and Panzano in Chianti, Tuscany
Things to see and do near Greve in Chianti
Agriturismo “Il Santo” vacation accommodations are situated in the Chianti hills just over one km from Panzano and Greve in Chianti. Agriturismo “Il Santo” has extensive grounds with its own vineyards and olive groves, and with oak and chestnut forests on some of the hilly ridges around about. Walking paths and dirt roads allow visitors to traverse these beautiful surroundings and to visit the farmhouses, villas and churches on foot and by car. During mushroom season, you can readily collect porcini mushrooms in the forest. Deer, wild boar and other wild animals are frequently to be seen (and heard!). The tiny Chiesa di San Leone a Melazzano is right across the road from Agriturismo “Il Santo” and two 13 C antiquities from this church, a chasuble and brocade stole, can be seen in the Museum of San Francesco in Greve.
Both Panzano and Greve in Chianti have numerous shops and restaurants, and Greve has a well-stocked Coop supermarket and a Saturday morning market.
Here are some nearby places of interest. The red markers on the map below are links to some of the numerous sights easily accessible from Agriturismo “Il Santo” by car.
Greve in Chianti – the market town of the Chianti Classico wine zone.
The Pieve di San Cresci – this is the original parish church of Montefioralle.
The Castle of Verrazzano, home of the navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano.
Villa Vignamaggio, a Renaissance villa with a classical italianate garden
The Badia di Passignano – a large monastery the interior of which can be visited.
Panzano in Chianti – a charming hill top town 15 minutes drive from Montefioralle.
Montefioralle – fortified village dating from before the 11 C.
Lamole in Chianti – hill top village with dramatic views out over Chianti.