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Montepulciano: Gem of Tuscany Wine Tours

Situated on a hilltop in the region of Tuscany, Montepulciano is the perfect place to visit for an ultimate Italian experience. Full of architectural wonders, historical heritage and splendid wine, the medieval town is among the most popular ones in entire Tuscany, visited by a growing number of tourists each year to admire its uniqueness.

Located in the city center, Piazza Grande is a great point to start your Montepulciano tour. Being the main meeting point in the city, the square is also the site of another significant point of interest in the town, the Palazzo Comunale.

Built in gothic style back in the 14th century and remodeled later, the Palazzo monument bears resemblance to the architectural style typical of Tuscany and of Florence. You can actually climb to the top of the building to admire the picturesque views over the area, so make sure to battle those stairs, as the scenery is truly worth it.

Another landmark in the town is the imposing Duomo. Built in the 16th century, the facade of the cathedral was never finished, however, the unique stonework and artifacts inside are undoubtedly worth exploring.

After doing that, make sure to also visit the Sant'Agostino Church. Dating back to the 13th century, it features a marvelous Renaissance facade and is currently the oldest remaining church in Montepulciano.

Any Montepulciano itinerary is one full of magnificent pieces of architecture and squares worth visiting, however, it is important not to forget to explore the museum scene as well. It is a great way to get acquainted with the history and culture of the region, and one of the best places to do just that is Museo Civico.

Museo della Tortura is also worth paying a visit to, however, it displays a collection of torture-related instruments and depicts the cruelties of the medieval times; therefore, not every traveler might be fond of such exhibitions.

Best Things to Do in Montepulciano, Italy

  • Explore the Piazza Grande square and the Palazzo Comunale
  • Treat yourself to a tasting of exceptional Montepulciano wine, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano
  • Visit the Montepulciano Duomo and the Sant'Agostino Church
 

Of course, while in the area, don't forget to sample the exceptional wines the town is famous for, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano. Without a doubt, this activity is an inevitable part of Montepulciano travel that can not be excluded. Therefore, make sure to visit one of the many Montepulciano wineries and enjoy not only the beautiful authentic architecture of the town but the flavorful side of it as well.

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Make your way to the historic heart of Italy and explore off the beaten track destinations of the Umbria region. Then set out to glorious Tuscany and enjoy both the hilly countryside with endless vineyards and included tastings as well as guided tours of Lucca, Florence, and even see the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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