This is one of Tuscany's highest hill towns, its walls and fortifications offering broad views over Umbria and southern Tuscany. The Templo di San Biaglio is on the outskirts of Montepulciano and is always included on our tours of Montepulciano. This is the church pictured here.
The main street of Montepulciano stretches for 1.5 kilometers and is known for its car-free nature. The walls of the city date to around the 14th century. The churches of Montepulciano contain priceless works of art by Renaissance artists.
The city is renowned for its pork, cheese, "pici" pasta, lentils, and honey. However, it is known world-wide for its wine and contains some of the most important vineyards in Tuscany. Connoisseurs consider Montepulciano's Vino Nobile among Italy's best. Wine tastings occur in nearly every shop throughout the town. Shipping your favorite wines home is never a problem!