Tuscany by car surrounded by nature, art and unique flavors
A journey by car through unique natural and architectural landscapes, discovering flavors, fragrances and traditions for a renaissance of the soul.
1. Greve, the capital of Florentine Chianti
Following the directions from Florence South towards Siena, the road trip of Tuscany begins travelling along regional road 222 (Chiantigiana) that from the outskirts of Florence winds along the Apennines and crosses many landmarks, all worthy of a stop. After all, and never as much as in this case, the journey is not the destination: enjoy your trip! An interesting stop along the way is Greve in Chianti, a small village whose downtown square has served as a market place since the Middle Ages. Built because of its closeness to the castle of Montefioralle, thanks to its strategic position between Valdarno, Val di Greve and the road that joins Florence to Siena through the Chianti Hills, this village became the main commercial center of the area. Today, its historical center hosts taverns, restaurants, commercial and artisan shops. Here you will also find a Wine Museum where you can learn about ancient traditions and modern processes of the Tuscan winemaking world.