Trip Report By Mel & Karen Ray
Sunday ... an easy day ... slept in ... got moving around noon ... short drive (~30 min.) to town of Greve .... few shops open ... grocery stores limited to small markets. The town is surrounded by huge wall, in excellent condition ... quite striking as one enters the main plaza (Piazza Matteotti).
Greve - Locals say if there is a capitol of Chianti, it's Greve... two famous residents ... Americo Vespucci (named America) and Giovanni da Verrazano (discoverer of New York harbor, circa 1527).
Mischief ... lunch outdoors on the main plaza coupled with some good wine (some Chianti) lead to close up visit to a large male statue (see PICs).
Also on the plaza ... the Greve Vespa Motor Scooter Club organizing for a Sunday afternoon ride ... 50 or more scooters ... lead by a 3-wheeler vehicle flying the Club's colors.
An easy day indeed.