Nestled atop a limestone ridge, Montepulciano is Tuscany's crowning jewel. Renowned for its Vino Nobile wines, this medieval hilltop town offers a harmonious blend of artistic heritage, stunning panoramas, and tantalizing flavors. Read more

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Montepulciano, often dubbed the "Pearl of the 16th Century," is an embodiment of Renaissance beauty. As you wander through its ancient streets and alleys, you're transported back in time, surrounded by elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, and charming squares. The town stands 605 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking views of the Val d'Orcia and Val di Chiana valleys, making it a visual treat for any visitor.
Wine connoisseurs will find Montepulciano a haven, as the town is globally celebrated for its Vino Nobile, a red wine with a rich history and reputation. The numerous cantinas (wine cellars) spread throughout the town offer guided tours and tastings, inviting you to delve into the world of wine-making.
Apart from its viticultural fame, Montepulciano is also a rich repository of art and culture. Its historical center, enclosed by fortified walls, boasts architectural marvels from the Renaissance era, reflecting the town's prosperous past and its significance as a cultural hub.
In Montepulciano, every turn reveals a blend of history, art, and flavor. As you sip on the exquisite Vino Nobile, overlooking the rolling Tuscan hills, you experience the true essence of Italy.

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The most famous sights
What to do in Montepulciano

Piazza Grande

Montepulciano's main square, surrounded by architectural marvels like the Palazzo Comunale and the Duomo.

Tempio di San Biagio

A stunning church located just outside the town, known for its Renaissance architecture and magnificent dome.

Palazzo Bucelli

A historical building decorated with Etruscan inscriptions and ancient relics embedded into its walls.

Cantina Contucci

One of the town's oldest wine cellars, offering guided tours and tastings of the famous Vino Nobile.

Montepulciano Stazione

A lower part of the town offering beautiful panoramas and home to the Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Torre di Pulcinella

A clock tower graced by the figure of Pulcinella, where you can enjoy an expansive view of the surrounding landscape.


An ancient fortress that offers wine tastings within its historic walls, merging history with the pleasure of enology.

Museum of Torture

A unique museum that provides insights into medieval torture instruments and their historical context.

Chiesa di Sant'Agostino

A 13th-century church featuring a beautiful facade and a serene interior.

Bottega del Rame

A traditional artisan workshop where you can witness the age-old art of copper craftsmanship.

What else to visit
In and around Montepulciano

Abbey of Sant' Antimo (24.32 km)

Amidst the rolling hills of Tuscany, the Abbey of Sant' Antimo stands as a serene testament to medieval monastic life. With its golden-hued stones and Romanesque arches, this sacred haven is a tranquil escape into Italy's spiritual heritage.

Siena (44.32 km)

Nestled amidst Tuscany's rolling hills, Siena stands as a medieval masterpiece with its maze-like streets, rich art collections, and the world-famous Palio horse race. Its unique charm captivates every visitor's heart.

Perugia (49.19 km)

Perugia, nestled in the heart of Italy's Umbria region, is a hidden gem rich in history and culture. This ancient hilltop city, with its winding medieval streets and stunning views, offers a unique blend of art, history, and gastronomy.

Orvieto (49.83 km)

Civita di Bagnoregio (58.79 km)

Discover the surreal beauty of Civita di Bagnoregio, often dubbed the "Dying Town." Teetering atop a plateau overlooking the stunning Valle dei Calanchi, this ancient gem is a testament to Italy's rich history and the unyielding power of nature.

Assisi (67.82 km)

Nestled in the heart of the Umbrian hills, Assisi stands as a serene testament to faith, art, and medieval charm. Birthplace of St. Francis, this UNESCO World Heritage town weaves tales of spirituality amidst cobbled streets and rose-hued stone buildings.

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