Sunday … an easy day … slept in … got moving around noon … short drive (~30 min.) to town of Greve …. few shops open … grocery stores limited to small markets. The town is surrounded by huge wall, in excellent condition … quite striking as one enters the main plaza (Piazza Matteotti).
Greve – Locals say if there is a capitol of Chianti, it’s Greve… two famous residents … Americo Vespucci (named America) and Giovanni da Verrazano (discoverer of New York harbor, circa 1527).
Mischief … lunch outdoors on the main plaza coupled with some good wine (some Chianti) lead to close up visit to a large male statue.
Also on the plaza … the Greve Vespa Motor Scooter Club organizing for a Sunday afternoon ride … 50 or more scooters … lead by a 3-wheeler vehicle flying the Club’s colors.
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