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Montefioralle - Chianti

 

Montefioralle

Montefioralle is a tiny village of about 100 inhabitants, just a few kilometres far from Greve in Chianti.
The village was founded in 931 as a fortified monastery. Clinging on a hill, it has preserved the medieval circular plan. Tradition has it that one of the houses of Montefioralle belonged to Amerigo Vespucci, the same explorer who gave his name to America, the continent supposedly discovered by Christopher Columbus. Worth to be seen is the Romanic parish of San Cresci, one of the few ones that have maintained the Romanic structure preceded by a narthex ( the zone where catechumens waited to be christened).