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Why Giovanni Merciai chose Greve In Chianti
Il Colle, an old farm belonging to "Fattoria la Novella", bought in the 90s, has been renovated with care, passion and love by the current owners. The structure of the farmhouse, a regular plan, it is very simple: on the ground floor, before the restructuring, was located the barn for the cattle, and next there were the henhouse, the oven and the wine cellar, a precious place where the farmer kept the wine and its equipment. On the first floor there was the sharecropper's home, consisting of kitchen: the larger environment of the home, as a meeting place, especially during the winter, for the whole family, that spent close to the hearth (the so-called "canto del foco") most of the time. Immediately after the kitchen, there were the rooms where were placed, near the beds, the bags with inside the dried rhizomes of iris and other materials for the processing of this plant characteristic of the area. Near the house was located the barn, with windows in terracotta bricks: in ancient times it was used for storage of seeds, fertilizers and hay, precious nourishment for working animals used in the farm. Every detail, every little particular has its own story and, still today, manages to convey unique sensations, like the old wash house located at the entrance of the garden. The choice of using original stones, red bricks of typical Tuscan farmhouse, together with terracotta and stones polished by time, was a priority to maintain the perfect harmony between nature and the surrounding environment. To bring out even more the landscape that the ancient farm owned, nature trails have b
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From the north
For those who come from Milan, take the highway A1 until the exit "Firenze Sud". Once you exit from the motorway, take the first right, following the signs for Grassina (3 km).
After the main square of Grassina, turn left at the fork, following signs for San Polo in Chianti (7km). Once you arrive in San Polo in Chianti, go on to Poggio alla Croce, towards Figline Val d'Arno (4 km). Once in Poggio alla Croce, enter into the village, turn left at the first intersection. Continuing on, you will find on the right the restaurant "Zia Emilia", continue straight (1 km) to the entrance of the Agritourism.
From the South
For those who come from Rome, take the A1 motorway until the exit "Incisa Reggello." Once you exit from the highway, take the first left, following the signs for Figline Val d'Arno (3 km). Once you arrived in Figline Val d'Arno, before entering into the village, turn right at the roundabout (on the left you will find a COOP supermarket), following the signs for Poggio alla Croce (5 km). Once in Poggio alla Croce, enter into the village and turn right at the third intersection. Continuing on, you will find on the right the restaurant "Zia Emilia", continue straight (1 km) to the entrance of the Agritourism.