Castello di Verrazzano near Greve in Chianti

Castello di Verrazzano

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.

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