Castello di Verrazzano near Greve in Chianti

Castello di Verrazzano

Castello di Verrazzano

Verrazzano Castle

Castello di Verrazzano near Greve in Chianti

The Castle of Verrazzano retains the designation “castello” (castle) but is in fact a Renaissance villa built around a mediaeval tower. The castle is famous as the seat of the family of Giovanni da Verrazzano, the navigator who discovered New York harbour. It is also a producer of some of excellent Chianti Classico wines. Vicchiomaggio offers wine tasting and from time to time musical and other events are held in its splendid roofed terrace.

The pond of Castello di Verrazzano
The pond of Castello di Verrazzano

Worth a brief visit. More about Castello di Verrazzano.

 

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Anna Maria Baldini

About Anna Maria Baldini

Anna Maria is a frequent contributor to web content on life in Tuscany. She researches all aspects of Tuscan life, with emphasis on history, art, architecture and the culture of the people of this beautiful region of Italy.