Does the name ‘Montepulciano’ reminds you anything? Have you ever heard about its famous red wine, the ‘Nobile di Montepulciano’? A wine fit for the tables of nobleman for its qualities, perfect in both winter and summer, aromatic, fleshy, and never sour. And that’s not all.
Montepulciano is a medieval town perched on top a rocky hill, that is highly recommended visiting in Tuscany. Built at the crossroad of two important local roads, Montepulciano was close enough to cities ruled by powerful families, such as Siena, Florence, Orvieto and Perugia. That’s why Montepulciano is a perfect starting point for other trips: Pienza, Montalcino, Bagno Vignoni or Cortona, for instance, can all be reached in a short drive.
And if you are still wondering how this ancient town looks like, a glimpse of the movie New Moon will show you its main square, Piazza Grande.
Heart of the town, this square is also the headquarter of its annual traditional event, the barrel-racing contest called Bravio delle Botti. Once there, a short walk through the town alleys will show you not only its beautiful religious and secular buildings of the Renaissance period, but also incredible views above the surrounding sweet valleys of Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.