A fantastic ascent and descent through hamlets, villas and farms in Italy’s loveliest and most romantic countryside. Luxuriant grapevines turning red, olive trees waiting to be carefully hand- picked, the estates and lunar panorama of the undulating Crete Senesi hills… all this is the Chianti Eco-Marathon.
An event organized by the Neighborhoods Association. Begun in 2004, it was originally held in Poggibonsi the first Sunday in October and is a semi-historical re-enactment of how grapes were once pressed in the Chianti hill zones.
Cupola of San Michele Arcangelo and environs
Wines from the Panzano area at an event organized by the Panzano grape-growers consortium, which for years has been promoting totally organic viticulture throughout the territory. Last year, together with the town council, it created the first Italian Organic Grape District.
Another of the most interesting festivals in Sienese Chianti, with a great food & wine offer concluding with the famous dinner in the village square and the awarding of the plaque honoring Silvio Gigli (who ideated and for years emceed the festival) to entertainment celebrities.
An event featuring winemakers from throughout Chianti Classico. Purchasing a tasting glass engraved with the number of the edition you can sample the wines from a selection of more than 50 exhibitors in the splendid setting of the Greve in Chianti piazza. Collateral events during the expo’s 4 days: music, entertainment, discussions and exhibits.
An event the town council organizes with the participation of the Greve’s traditional 8 neighborhoods. Over the years the town’s territory has divided into 8 “quarters”, taking their names from the place they represent: TORRE, PIAZZA, S. ANNA, IL PINO, LA FONTE, ETRUSCO, I CASTELLI, S. FRANCESCO. Every year a shared theme links the 8, whose inhabitants (more than 700 people) parade through town.
It’s saint’s day, organized by the hunters’ associations.