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The Slow Road invites you to take things slowly and enjoy every detail of the beautiful landscape of the Chianti. This new 8-km-long itinerary shows all the timeless charm of the Greve in Chianti… hills.
Starting from the Medieval hamlet of Montefioralle, it climbs up to the Romanesque church of San Cresci, reaches the historic villa of Zano, then arrives at the town of Greve in Chianti, knocking at the door of the San Francesco Museum.
The journey ends in the Chianti’s favourite square, Piazza Matteotti in Greve, with its charming arcades and traditional shops.
The idea for this itinerary was born at the “Macina di San Cresci”, and it has been created in collaboration with the Municipality of Greve in Chianti, the Regione Toscana and the Design Campus department at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Florence.
Following the Slow Living philosophy, this walking itinerary reminds us how important it is to slow down – our pace, and our thoughts – and take time to truly appreciate these breathtaking views, following the inspiration that nature offers us.
Using an iconic material of the Tuscan artisan culture, terracotta, the design students have designed five areas where it’s possible to sit and relax.
Along the Slow Road you’ll find benches created by local artisans and five art installations, which combine ancient and contemporary art, allowing us to rediscover how artistic creations can be used to promote the territory.
The artworks are handcrafted masterpieces created in the historic furnaces of the area.
The map that describes this new itinerary in all its detail has been illustrated and distributed on the occasion of the inaugural event, started with a slow walk along the path.
Enjoying art in the midst of nature is the focal point of this project, born to enhance the Chianti territory.
Slow road invites local people and tourists to explore the landscape and its architectural heritage, walking and enjoying the artwork, and also discovering more art installations immersed in the vineyards – by Franco Bozzi, Arturo Badii, Alfredo Correani and Alfredo Futuro, and the ateliers of the artists who live and work in the Chianti area.
Info: Ufficio Promozione del Territorio 0558545271.