Things to do in Greve in Chianti

Our most recommended things to do in Greve in Chianti

From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

1. From Florence: Tuscany Wine & Food Tour with Guide

Journey through the wine-producing region of Tuscany on a guided day trip from Florence. Visit three organic wineries and enjoy lunch with a tasting of local wines, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil. Take a walk in the medieval town of Greve in Chianti. Start your day trip driving through the Tuscan countryside. Reach the first winery to learn about the winemaking process. Visit the farm, the cellar and learn all of the secrets to making wine. Next, move on to another selected hilltop wine estate, where a wine expert is waiting for you to share facts and anecdotes about the process. Sit down for a light lunch accompanied by the winery's own wines and products.  After lunch, head to Greve in Chianti, for a quick stop in the most representative village of the Chianti Classico countryside. Take some free time to admire the main square before continuing to the final stop, a historical family-owned villa and winery. Admire the views of Florence and one of the most beautiful Italian gardens in the area. Taste the winery’s local products, made with the deepest respect for the cultivation traditions of the region. Compare the products and the philosophies of these three different local winemakers.

From Florence: Chianti Wine Tour with Tastings

2. From Florence: Chianti Wine Tour with Tastings

Experience the treasures of Tuscany on a guided wine tour as you travel through its countryside. Sample different local wines at two wineries paired with snacks. Get a glimpse into the traditional wine-making process with the resident winemakers. Head to the Chianti Classico and stop in a winery for wine tasting paired with snacks. Visit the picturesque medieval village of Greve, the birthplace of the famous navigator Giovanni da Verrazzano. Enjoy free time to admire the main square and browse the local artisan shops. Moving along the ancient "Via Chiantigiana," admire views of the rolling hills of Tuscany. Arrive at a family-run winery located in the Sienese area and be warmly welcomed by its resident winemaker. After the guided tour of the cellars and garden, taste four different wines paired with local snacks. Continue to Castellina, a fortified hilltop village of Etruscan origin. Walk along the medieval covered street "Via delle Volte," and follow your guide to the charming historical center with its picturesque houses, squares, and shops.

Chianti Wine & Food Safari

3. Chianti Wine & Food Safari

With your expert guide, enjoy a comprehensive introduction to the region and its wines while touring two of the region's best wine estates. Sample the winery’s signature wines and receive tips about the art of wine tasting and pairing wine with food. First, stop at a beautiful winery belonging to one of the most prestigious Italian aristocratic families. Here, taste three wines paired with cheese and two olive oils.  Enjoy a fascinating guided tour of the historic wine cellars and to the olive mill through underground tunnels that pass under the villa.  Buckle up and get ready for some off-roading through ancient woodland and rolling hills, outlined with cypress trees and dotted with rustic farms and churches, to make your way to a typical Tuscan restaurant with stunning views.  To visit the final wine estate, go deeper into the Chianti hills and enjoy more incredible countryside on your way to a Chianti Classico vineyard.  As a contrast to the established winery of the morning, enjoy these smaller, award-winning wines that will taste of a combination of ancient tradition and innovation.  The unique beauty of this area will add to the unforgettable memories you will have created so far. Next, stop in Greve, a picturesque town in Chianti, where you can enjoy a little free time to wind down. Get a coffee, shop or just soak in the unique Italian culture of this idyllic place.

From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

4. From Florence: Siena and Chianti Wine Tour

Escape bustling Florence and discover the regional wines of Siena, Monteriggioni, and Greve in Chianti, with a guided bus tour. Taste test Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil, learn about the winemaking process with a winery tour, and marvel at the historic city walls of Monteriggioni.  Enjoy a bus ride from Florence to Siena, marveling at the picturesque countryside and surrounding medieval villages. Tour a winery, taste test a glass of wine, and sample virgin olive oil. Pass through the streets of San Gimignano and Monteriggioni before returning to Florence.

Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

5. Florence: Chianti Villages, San Gimignano & Wine Roads

Journey into the heart of the Chianti region along the famous Chiantigiana Road and through a classic Tuscan landscape characterized by gently rolling hills, vineyards, silver olive groves and dotted with quaint villages. Near Greve in Chianti, enjoy a tour of a local winery with wine tasting. Here you have the opportunity to taste and buy organic extra virgin olive oil. En route, stops to get to know the area including the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site of San Gimignano, famous for its 13 medieval towers which dominate the skyline. At the end of the visit to San Gimignano, enjoy a traditional Italian light lunch with a wine tasting, either in a wine estate or a typical restaurant producing organic wine. Throughout the day, you will travel in a comfortable car or minivan with an English-speaking driver. 

From Florence: The Best of Chianti

6. From Florence: The Best of Chianti

After meeting your driver and guide at the Piazza Santa Maria Novella at 2:30 PM, it’s off to Chianti for a wine-filled day that’s the perfect break from energetic Florence. Your first stop is to a rustic wine estate, where the owners will show you through the vineyards and cellar to unlock the secrets of winemaking. Enjoy a tasting of some of their best Chianti wines, as well as a snack centered around their home-produced olive oil. Next it’s off Greve in Chianti, one of the best-known Italian wine villages, famous for its quaint charm and sought-after wine. After exploring the winding alleways, medieval buildings, and artisanal shops, it’s off to yet another vineyard. In the heart of olive groves and grapevines, participate in another wine tasting, the owners of the vineyard helping you improve your sommelier skills.  After the tasting, you’ll head back to Florence, ready to embrace the bustle of the city after a respite in the country.

Florence: Tuscany Chianti Winery Private Day-Trip with Lunch

7. Florence: Tuscany Chianti Winery Private Day-Trip with Lunch

Starting in the center of Florence, your English-speaking driver will take you on a scenic drive straight into the heart of Chianti. You will drive along the ancient Roman road “Cassia Vetus”, surrounded by rolling hills with breathtaking views over vineyards and olive groves. Your first stop will be the Medieval village of Greve, which is the birthplace of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the Florentine traveler who discovered the Hudson Bay in the 15th century. Next you will visit the superb hilltop hamlet named Montefioralle. Strolling through the narrow streets, you might be surprised to discover that this stone village has been perfectly preserved since the 12th century. You can admire breathtaking panoramas and discover anecdotes and secrets related to the “Black Rooster”, the emblem of the Chianti Classico. You will experience a genuine, family run, wine estate with medieval cellars where prestigious original oak barrels are still used for aging the wine. Learn the secrets behind the making of the regions’ extra-virgin olive oil, and find out the best way to recognize a genuine one. Your experience will end in the proper Chianti way, with a typical Tuscan meal that you will get to enjoy on the private estate. It will be prepared with organic ingredients that are grown on the property, and to top things off you’ll get to enjoy a pairing of 3 top Chianti Classico wines and taste an extra-virgin olive oil.

From Florence: Chianti Self-Guided Vespa Tour with Lunch

8. From Florence: Chianti Self-Guided Vespa Tour with Lunch

Cruise through the Tuscan countryside in an eco-friendly way with an electric Vespa rental from Florence. Download a smartphone app with a planned route and set off on a self-guided adventure. Enjoy a typical lunch at a trattoria (an Italian eating establishment) in Greve in Chianti. Get on your E-Vespa and enjoy a day in the Tuscan countryside. Guided by your app, drive along the winding roads of Chianti, admiring the hills and historic villages along the way. Pass by vineyards, olive groves, and fields of cypress trees. Explore the charming town of Montefioralle immersed in the heart of Chianti with dreamlike views. Explore the peace of one of the most ancient villages in the area and stop to walk on its stone-paved alleyways. Just a few kilometers away, Greve in Chianti awaits you, famous for its triangular-shaped square and arcades and where you can soak in the typical atmosphere of a medieval village. Take all the time you want to stroll the streets of the lively town, discover colorful artisan shops, and enjoy a typical lunch. Savor the specialties of the Tuscan cuisine. Continue your journey in the Chianti region through a panoramic road before arriving back in Florence.  

From Florence: Self-Drive Fiat 500 Tour

9. From Florence: Self-Drive Fiat 500 Tour

Live out your wildest Italian fantasies and get behind the wheel of a classic Fiat 500 for a drive through the breathtaking Tuscan countryside. After meeting your guide, perfect your use of the double-clutch before taking off on your journey of discovery. Wind your way through the curving roads of the countryside and learn more about the area from your guide's splendid stories and anecdotes. Admire the beauty of the roads lined with cypresses, wildflowers, and the unmistakable classic Italian architecture. Spend 2 hours roaming around the Tuscan hills at your own pace, stopping at a number of panoramic locations along the way, before returning to Florence.

From Florence: Private Wine Tour with Dinner on an Estate

10. From Florence: Private Wine Tour with Dinner on an Estate

Meet your driver at your hotel and through this enchanting journey, you’ll discover one of the most suggestive areas of Tuscany, the Chianti Classico area. The first stop of the tour is at a family-run estate, located in the heart of the Florentine area of Chianti Classico. Here the wines are crafted with a bio-sustainable focus, always showing respect to the soil and the beautiful Tuscan countryside. Enjoy 4 fantastic wines and experience a true distilled of Tuscany. After that you will stop in the picturesque medieval village of Greve in Chianti, considered the gateway to the Chianti territory and famous for the main square, a treasure of art, history and flavors. It will be wonderful to snoop in the typical shops and experience the lively atmosphere of the village. Left Greve in Chianti, you will reach a second intimate and friendly winery where thanks to a private and exclusive tour of the estate, vineyards and wine cellars you will be introduced to the “wine world”. From the cultivation of the grapes to the tasting of the final product. And finally, enjoy the delicious Tuscan dinner with fine wines tasting. The last emotion of a full immersion into Chianti flavors, culture and beauties before returning to Florence. Please note that the itinerary of the visits may change.

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What people are saying about Greve in Chianti

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 674 reviews

If I could give this tour 6/5 stars I would. Our tour guide Gloria was an extremely knowledgeable Sommelier who kept us engaged and interested the entire time. You'll learn about all the different red wines of Tuscany. You are provided with plenty of food throughout the tour and lunch is served family style. The vineyards and villas provide breathtaking views and the bus you travel in will definitely give "off-roading" a different meaning. This tour is an absolute must.

Fantastic!! I am happy I booked the experience! I started at 9am, our guide was LEO and he was amazing! Very friendly, fun and full of fun facts. Not only was the experience great it was also fun meeting other people and of course drinking plenty of VINO!!

Very nice scenic drive through Tuscany, very informative re the Chianti wine manufacturing requirements with generous wine tastings so don't too hard to early....

Nosso guia Leo foi muito simpático e prestativo, nos fornecendo diversas informações e proporcionando que tivéssemos um excelente dia em San Giminiano e Chianti.

Very well organised and personalised tour … mr steffano our guide was exceptional