Built on a mountain slope, Montepulciano spoils its visitors with a wonderful townscape and culinary specialties. This pi�ce de resistance of architecture impresses throughout the year with one of the most unusual festivals in Tuscany.

TOSKANALIVE - Montepulciano - Toskana, ItalienJust as in previous centuries, Montepulciano still rests within its old city walls. Modern buildings are not part of the picture, even outside these walls.

Founded by the Etruscans, Montepulciano was taken over by the Romans. It was later fought over by Florence and Siena, which finally came under Florentine rule in the 16th century.

Wine and delicate specialties

Montepulciano is well known for its delicate wines. The old wine cellars under the city invite you to explore and enjoy the nice atmosphere under the crooked arches.

The ruby red Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is famous far beyond the city's borders. The wild boar dishes of the town also enjoy an excellent reputation.

Sights in Montepulciano

The beautiful townscape with its artful palaces and churches bears witness to a turbulent past. The magnificent Piazza Grande attracts visitors, as does the church San Biagio, a jewel of the Renaissance, on the outside of the city walls. more

Festivals in Montepulciano

Montepulciano is host to a special festival each year at the end of August. At the historical Bravìo delle Botti people compete in barrel rolling! In addition to that, the music festival Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte offers musical highlights. more


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Thursdays weekly market


Brav�o delle Botti

End of August, famous barrel rolling

Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte

July/August, music festival

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