The tiny fortified village of Montefioralle above Greve in Chianti is perfectly preserved and has a wonderful Medieval feel. Not to mention a couple of great restaurants with amazing views.
The small and picture-perfect squares of Montefioralle make it a welcome addition to any itinerary. It’s a ideal way to complete your visit to Greve in Chianti. And if you need to work off your lunch take a walk up the 2 kilometre long Via del Castello, that offers spectacular views of the Chianti countryside.
Once the dwelling of noble families, today the town is dedicated to tourism and good living. It gets lively during Summer months, where the houses that have been beautifully restored by the (often foreign) owners, come to life again.
What to see in Montefioralle, Tuscany
The curious red and white façade of the Romanesque Pieve di San Cresci (10th century) just outside the walls, and, if you find it open, the small Church of Santo Stefano (near the main parking in Piazza Santo Stefano, below the walls) with a lovely 13th century Madonna by the Master of Montefioralle.
Table with a view
Taverna del Guernino occupies a prime position, and the Trattoria Oltre il Giardino has a lovely terrace with a panoramic view.
The Chianti region is famous world-wide for its wines, and the wine tasting opportunities are endless. The views in this part of the world are truly spectacular, with vineyards that roll out as far as the eye can see. To make the best of your Chianti trip, check out our detailed driving itinerary in the Chianti region.
For some wine tasting head to the Montefioralle Winery, a family run boutique winery, or the nearby Castello di Verrazzano.
How to get to Montefioralle
Take the scenic route from San Casciano Val di Pesa to Greve in Chianti. Before you get to Greve, turn right into a small road leading uphill to Castello di Montefioralle. Leave the car at the parking below the walls in Piazza Santo Stefano.Vignaccia76 – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link