Greve in Chianti, Italy - #AtoZtravel

Friday, November 07, 2014

Greve in Chianti (actual name) is a small Italian town in Tuscany, Italy that is famous for growing the grapes that make the world-famous Chianti and 'Super Tuscan' wines. Greve in Chianti is also well known for its extra virgin Tuscan olive oil, black and white truffles and wild game such as rabbit, pigeon, venison, and wild boar.

So pretty much this is the place to visit if all you want to do is eat and drink!

Hubby and I spent a lovely mini-break in Greve in Chianti back in 2012 staying at a 'agriturismo agrigento' (Italian farm stay). Our days were filled with country walks, wine tasting and, well eating. It was rather blissful to say the least. Our hosts grew and made their own of everything - wine, bread, olives, olive oil, limoncello, cheese, cured meat...

And we had the most fabulous view from our private cottage...

View from our agriturismo agrigento - Greve in Chianti, Italy
view from our agriturismo agrigento - Greve in Chianti, Italy

Every year on second weekend of September Greve in Chianti hosts its own Chianti Classico wine festival. Local merchants display their products, and wine tasting is offered for free. All you have to do to enjoy this amazing event is buy a wine glass on arrival for about 10€.

Feeling pretty happy after a afternoon of wine tasting (and buying) - Greve in Chianti, Italy
feeling pretty happy after a afternoon of wine tasting (and buying) - Greve in Chianti, Italy

This November I'm blogging every day in a A to Z travel challenge, where I'll share some of the amazing but more obscure places I've travelled to in the world as I make my way through the alphabet. 

If you'd like to join me on this travel blogging challenge please do. I'd love to hear about some of your favourite travel destinations. Tweet using #AtoZtravel and I'll retweet you, or just share your posts in my comment feed. Enjoy and Happy #AtoZtravel November!

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