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From 5th to 8th September Greve in Chianti is once again Tuscany’s wine capital, on the occasion of the 49th edition of the Chianti Classico Expo.

The full program

THURSDAY 5th SEPTEMBER

  • 5pm: inauguration in Piazza Matteotti; ribbon cutting and wine tasting opening with representatives of the Consorzio Vino Chianti Classico and the Chianti Municipalities.
  • 5pm-7pm: traveling music show with the Amici di’ Chianti in Piazza Matteotti.
  • 5pm-10pm: wine tasting at the producers’ stands in Piazza Matteotti (you can also buy wine at the stands).
  • 6pm-7pm: in the Garden Meetings with the Mayors of the Municipalities of the Chianti Classico.
  • 9.30pm: “Borgo in passerella”. In Via Roma fashion show by local boutiques of the Centro Commerciale Naturale “Le Botteghe di Greve”.

FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER

  • 11am-10pm: wine tasting at the producers’ stands in Piazza Matteotti (you can also buy wine at the stands).
  • 6pm-9pm: Music in Piazza Matteotti with “Street Band Attraroba”.
  • 7pm: creativity corner in Piazzetta delle Cantine. Orchestra, Ensemble and choir of the School of Music of Greve in Chianti.
  • 9.30pm: “Eurotunz” in concert at the Parco della Piscina.

SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER

  • 10 am-7pm: Borgo Artigiana in via Giuliotti, artisans at work.
  • 11am-8pm: wine tasting at the producers’ stands in Piazza Matteotti (you can buy wine at the stands).
  • 3.30pm-4.30pm: wine tasting led by Riccardo Margheri in the council chamber (town hall). “Greve and ENOdintorni: discovering the wine-growing areas of the Municipality of Greve in Chianti”. Admission 15 euros per person. Info and reservations a.molletti@comune.greve-in-chianti.fi.it.
  • 4pm: guided tours of Parish Churches and Castles of Greve in Chianti and tour of the artisan workshops. Departure from Piazza Trento.
  • 5pm: Greve in Chianti Outstanding Citizens Award in the Giardino Incontri.
  • 5pm: dance show (“Magic of late summer” in piazzetta delle Cantine).
  • 5.30pm-6.30pm: wine tasting led by Riccardo Margheri in the council chamber (town hall). “The Gran Selezione of the 300th anniversary: ​ discovering the 2016 vintage”. Admission: 15 euros per person. Info and reservations a.molletti@comune.greve-in-chianti.fi.it.
  • 9pm: Festa della Rificolona (traditional paper lantern festival) in Piazza Angelo Vassallo. Blessing of the ‘Rificolone’, parade and presentation; musical entertainment with Cinzia Re and award ceremony for the most beautiful artisan rificolona.
  • 9.30pm-1am: music with the “Sbanebio Concerto-Show” at the Parco della Piscina; 20 years of TropicalGlamShow. Follow DJ Set with BIBI.

SUNDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

  • 9am: hike “Nature and history of the Greve in Chianti area”. Departure from Piazza Trento.
  • 11am-9pm: wine tastings at the producers’ stands in Piazza Matteotti (you can buy wine at the stands).
  • 4pm: guided tours of Parish Churches and Castles of Greve in Chianti and tour of the artisan workshops. Departure from Piazza Trento.
  • 4.30pm: Flag-throwers from Fivizzano in Piazza Matteotti: show and performance by the Historical Group.
  • 5pm: “Cogli l’Attimo”, photo contest. Photo contest award ceremony organised by the Fotoclub Chianti, in the Giardino Incontri.
  • 6pm: super bingo in Piazza Matteotti by the Parish Church of Santa Croce.
    9pm: solemn procession of the “Diotto” from the church of Santa Croce to commemorate Greve’s patron saint.
  • 9.30pm: “LET’S DANCE 80S”, in Piazza Angelo Vassallo, an evening dedicated to the legendary 80ies.