The Hotel Restaurant Giovanni da Verrazzano is situated in the main
square in Greve in Chianti, in the heart of Chianti Classico.
Its origins date back to Medioeval times and make it one of the earliest
places offering hospitality in the whole of Europe: as far
back as in the year 1000 AD there is mention of a large market sited where
the square is now, and in 1300 AD an inn already existed where the Hotel Restaurant now stands.
The entrance, which remains the same today, was situated between the other two most ancient
of institutions : the hospital and the church.