La Macina di San Cresci

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Where we are

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 We are located above Greve in Chianti in the heart of Tuscany, between two great cities of the Renaissance: Florence & Siena.

Here the work of nature and the work of man has shaped a unique landscape.

Vineyards and olive groves interspersed with farmhouses, turreted castles and fortresses and ancient hamlets: this is the typical Chianti landscape, possibly the best-known of all of Tuscany.

From the town of Greve in Chianti, we are on the road winding through the hills that connects the Greve Valley from the Pesa Valley, here is the parish of San Cresci which in the past was of noteworthy importance.
The Pieve of San Cresci is the oldest in the Chianti region, and is found in ecclesiastical documents as far back as the year 948. The Pieve is a part of an architectural complex composed of the Church, the Chapel of SS.Sacramento and the parish house. The cellars of the Pieve are part of the parish house with their entry directly on to the communal road.
They have been recently restored, following the rigid requirements of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and are blessed with a beautiful view of Tuscan hills and the medieval village of Montefioralle.The multiroomed cantine retain objects typical of country tradition and exude the charm of a place imbued with more than 1000 years of history.

During your stay you will have the opportunity to go on several outings and visit to the surrondings, which abound in places of special naturalistic and historical significance and of course you can enjoy the good food and wine typical of Chianti area.


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Just another information about this place:

In the 70's this house was inhabited by Guy Debord, French writer and philosopher, author of “The Society of the Spectacle”.

In 2004 Debord was officially recognized in his homeland as a "national treasure".
You can see San Cresci in Debord’s film “In girum imus nocte et consumimur igni”
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