The village of Montepulciano is a real terrace on the Sienese hills, with an extraordinary architectural and food and wine heritage.
Not only hills and breathtaking views, Montepulciano, a few kilometers from Siena, is a medieval village to visit absolutely. Renaissance palaces, churches, squares and shops where you can taste the best of Tuscan cuisine.
Montepulciano has always been coveted for many centuries between Siena e Firenze to ensure control of the Valdichiana and the Val d'Orcia. Florentines and Sienese fought until 1232 when the Sienese managed to conquer the city after having razed the walls to the ground. In the fourteenth century, mercantile activities flourished in Montepulciano becoming a hub of exchange between agricultural products of the Val d'Orcia and a large part of the Valdichiana.
Piazza Grande is the heart of Montepulciano and of the main events of the city, including the Bravio delle Botti, which is held every year in August, with the representatives of the eight districts who push the big barrels for the village. This square can be reached via the course, a road consisting of 3 segments overlooked by the main churches and palaces of the city, such as the church of S. Agostino with the facade of Michelozzo and la la Pulcinella Tower with the typical mask marks the hours. In Piazza Grande we find many prestigious buildings such as the Town Hall, Contucci palace and Nobili-Tarugi palace, covered in travertine. To make the square even more impressive there are also the Palace of the Captain of the People, well of Grifi and Leoni and the great unfinished facade of the Duomo, inside which you can count countless works of art.
Immersed in nature, not far from the historic center, we find the church of San Biagio, masterpiece of Antonio da Sangallo, one of the most impressive and prestigious examples of Renaissance architecture of buildings with a Greek cross plan. The strategic position of Montepulciano makes it the ideal place to set out to discover this enchanting area of Toscana. You can literally get lost in between Pienza, the spa village of Vignoni bathroom, the famous Montalcino and many others villages enchanting.
As always happens in Tuscany, taste also claims its part. The typical Tuscan cuisine will not fail to take you to seventh heaven, with products such as Ham, the livers, the small, ciaccia, bread soup, the ragout of meat and the pansanto, just to name a few. Then it's the turn of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano to accompany all these flavors, which together with Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, is one of the 3 most famous Italian wines in the world.
To better enjoy the Montepulciano area, the Tour Operator "Valdichiana Living"Has organized tourist" packages "capable of satisfying all the wishes and expectations of visitors to fully experience Montepulciano and its territory: a dream vacation in the pearl of the '500, a gourmet weekend in Tuscany e discovering the city of Vino Nobile. These open vouchers are called "My love" and have been designed to be used at any time of the year, until next December 15th. More details can be obtained by going to the Tour operator's website directly by clicking here.