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Days 5-6
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Greve is the unofficial capital of Chianti, the hilly region of central Tuscany that produces some of Italy's most esteemed wines. A friendly market town with no shortage of cafés, shops, and wine bars, it's a good base from which to explore the countryside.
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  • Food and Wine
  • Natural Beauty

Experiences

  • Some of Chianti's best wines come from vineyards belonging to centuries-old castles, palaces, and abbeys. Castello di Brolio, Badia a Coltibuono, and Villa Vignamaggio are among the potential highlights of a wine-tasting tour.
  • Greve's gently sloping, asymmetrical Piazza Matteotti is an attractive arcade that's home to a lively market on Saturday morning.
  • South of Greve, Castellina in Chianti is one of Chianti's many attractive hill towns, offering beautiful views, great wine stores, fine restaurants, and a very pretty main drag.

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