In the surroundings of Siena, Tuscany, PrimeItaly.com suggest you to visit Montepulciano, town located in one of the most known areas for the production of high quality wines.
Montepulciano, in the southern Tuscany, preserves a Renaissance heritage well witnessed by its palazzi and churches, but it is a town mostly known for its Vino Nobile, high quality wines known since the 8th century AD.
The production area of Vino Nobile, which is in lands at a height ranged between 250 and 600 metres, includes more than hundred vineries producing around 30,000 hectolitres of wine. The vine variety includes Prugnolo Gentile, Tuscan Trebbiano, Malvasia of Chianti, Canaiolo, and Mammolo.
- Where to stay: Accommodation in Montepulciano,
Accommodation in Tuscany bookable onlineIn the area of the Montepulciano, other appreciated wines are produced such as Rosso di Monetpulciano DOC, Bianco Vergine della Val di Chiana DOC, and Chianti Colli Senesi DOC.
- Things to see in Montepulciano -
The museum, donation by the patriarch Francesco Crociani, houses interesting pieces of 18th and 19th Centuries and some Etruscan cinerary urns.
The Palazzo Comunale: a 15 th Century building, by Michelozzo Bortolomeo, inspired by the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence.
the Temple of San Biagio: sanctuary of Renaissance architectural by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, also inspiration for the new church of St Peter in the Vatican of Sangallo the Younger.
Church of San Augustino: 15 th Century building, with humanistic and late gothic elements, work by Michelozzo Bortolomeo
Churches of Santa Chiara outside the walls and Santa Maria: fine examples of sobre and graceful late baroque style.
The surrounding territory of Montepulciano: it’s worth to see many other small towns and villages situated in the area:
Chianciano Terme (famous for Thermal cures ), Chiusi, Sarteano, Cetona, Pienza, Sinalunga, Torrita di Siena.