Easter 2018 in Tuscany, Chianti area
Spending Easter Holidays in the Chianti region, guests of our Historic B&B in the heart of the medieval village of San Donato in Poggio between Florence, Siena and San Gimignano does not mean just immerse yourself in Tuscan rolling hills dotted with vineyards and olive groves, Romanesque churches ad hilltop villages, restaurants and wineries where you can taste typical Tuscan recipes accompanied by famous Chianti wines. There are many activities to do to spend days between art, culture, good food and nature.
In Chianti Classico territory, a must for “Pasquetta”, Easter Monday, is the market in piazza Matteotti in Greve in Chianti. Every year, the traditional “Mercatino delle Cose del Passato” (Things from the Past), annual Antique Fair, is held in the heart of Greve.
Stands with restored furniture, some old, some which pass as “old”, and others with blankets, lanterns, antique dishes and silverware, glasses, toys, antique maps, mirrors, shoes and clothing… anything vintage goes.
Lunch is full of choices; you can choose one of the restaurants with terraces facing the piazza or with tables on the piazza. Or you can ﬁnd a sandwich from one of the many food trucks which arrive in Greve for the occasion.
After lunch, take another stroll among the antique stands; then a mid-afternoon coffee or a late afternoon snack with a prosciutto and pecorino cheese sandwich.
Then, it is time to go home, after a lovely alternative to a picnic lunch.