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Montepulciano: A dip in the Renaissance with a breathtaking view


Thursday 09 may 2024

Located between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana, Montepulciano is a true medieval jewel that deserves to be discovered

Montepulciano: A dip in the Renaissance with a breathtaking view

Ph. ilirjan rrumbullaku/flickr

Immerse yourself in history, savor typical products and enjoy unparalleled views: this is Montepulciano, the essence of Tuscany encapsulated in a village that is a true medieval jewel.

History and culture

Montepulciano is a medieval town perched on a hill overlooking the Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana, providing a boundless panorama that has inspired artists and poets. Its cobblestone streets lead among Renaissance palaces, ancient churches and charming squares.

Vista dal Palazzo Comunale sulla Cattedrale di Santa Maria Assunta
View from the Town Hall onto the Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption - Ph. PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek/shutterstock

Piazza Grande, the beating heart of the town, is surrounded by historic buildings such as the Duomo, with its Renaissance-style facade, and the Town Hall. In addition, the square hosts traditional events such as "Il Bravio delle Botti", a race where local contrade compete by rolling heavy barrels of wine up the uphill streets.

Bravio delle Botti di Montepulciano
Il Bravio delle Botti - Ph. rsepulveda/flickr

In short, this charming village looks like an open-air museum, with the Museo Civico offering an art collection from the 17th and 18th centuries and palaces such as Neri Orselli's housing masterpieces by Renaissance artists.

Food and wine

Montepulciano is world famous for its Vino Nobile, a DOCG red wine prized by international connoisseurs and oenologists. During a visit, it is a must to immerse yourself in the taste experience through tastings in the historic wineries that abound in the surrounding area. Farmhouses also offer the opportunity to enjoy traditional dishes in settings of authentic rural beauty.

Vino rosso di Montepulciano
Ph. John Migyanko/flickr

Unique experiences

Experiences in Montepulciano go beyond just sightseeing. Taking part in a Tuscan cooking class or the fascinating grape harvest are just some of the activities that allow you to experience the village in an authentic and unforgettable way.

Montepulciano
Ph. Kristi Blokhin/shutterstock

Discover Montepulciano! Don't let them tell you, go and personally discover the harmony between man and nature that has been kept intact here for centuries. Montepulciano is not just a destination, it is a sensory journey just waiting to be experienced. Whether it is for a weekend or an extended vacation, every moment in this Renaissance village will give you emotions that will remain etched in your heart.

Book your next adventure in history, culture and beauty. Montepulciano is waiting to show you its hidden treasures and endless views.

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