At present the Chianti area belongs partly to the province of Siena, partly to Florence. In the Middle Ages Florence had the control over the greatest part of it, exception made for a little territory just outside the city walls of Siena. Moving towards the small fortified village San Gusmé, where time seems to have stopped, we will reach Meleto Castle for a wine tasting of Chianti Classico. Our next step will be Radda in Chianti, capital town in the Middle Ages of Lega del Chianti, Through it Florence administered the whole area. Its position on top of a high hill lets us enjoy an unforgettable view. Among the Chianti woods there is the road that will lead us to Greve in Chianti, ancient important Mercatale (market city).Its triangular Piazza is still the heart of the city. On the two sides arcades give access to very typical shops that sell the local food and wine. In the center of the square a large, bronze statue recalls the memory of Giovanni da Verrazzano, born in a castle just outside the city and known as the discoverer of the New York bay.