Giovanni da Verrazzano

Published October 10, 2019 by A.J.B. Johnston

The Italian-born explorer who in 1524, on behalf of the French king François I, sailed along the eastern seaboard of what is now mostly the USA is greatly celebrated in Greve in Chianti, Italy.

I was in Greve recently — a delightful town — and saw commemorations of Verrazzano in several places, including in the town’s main square and on a wine label.

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