In the surroundings
Montepulciano, an enchanting town
Undoubtedly the flagship of the entire area is the town of Montepulciano which
enchants with its many suggestive corners such as the main square, Piazza Grande,
located in the highest part of the town.
With its Renaissance palaces, Piazza Grande is still today the beating heart of city life
for the many events that take place there. A destination for art and wine lovers, it is
also the protagonist of many commercials and film sets such as, to mention only the
last ones filmed here, the series produced by Rai "I Medici" and the commercial for the
latest eau de parfume by Dolce & Gabbana.
At the foot of the town, just outside the walls that served as a means of defense
during past eras, is the imposing Temple of San Biagio.
Do not miss a visit to the Civic Museum of Montepulciano which houses, among
the many treasures on display, archaeological artifacts that testify to the Etruscan
past of the town of Montepulciano and of the entire area, a collection of terracottas by
Andrea Della Robbia and a painting attributed to Caravaggio.
The Chiana valley and its lakes
The whole Valdichiana offers a lot from a naturalistic point of view.
Lake Montepulciano is a regional nature reserve.
The Canale Maestro della Chiana is the main tributary and the only emissary of the
lake. The two wetlands today represent the last evidence of the extensive marshes
present in the Valdichiana before the great reclamation works begun in the
It is worth paying a visit to Lake Chiusi and savoring dishes with unique flavors such
as Brustico and Tegamaccio, in the small restaurants located on the shores of the
We are located on the border with Umbria and therefore a visit to the many beautiful
villages overlooking Lake Trasimeno is not to be missed: Castiglione del Lago,
Passignano, Tuoro, San Feliciano etc.
A tip: the view of the lake that can be enjoyed from the perched village of the
suggestive and little-known village of Monte del Lago is of great charm. Without
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Bravio delle Botti
All the people of Poliziano (as the
inhabitants of Montepulciano are called)
wait with great trepidation for an entire
year for the Bravio delle Botti, a
competition of great athletic effort
whose victory will be rewarded with the
delivery of the Bravìo, a painted cloth
created every year by local artists .
The race in which the barrels are
pushed uphill is nothing more than the
culmination of a long week of
preparations in which each district
organizes ad hoc events with lunches,
dinners and entertainment for all those
who wish to participate.
For some years now, an event that
lovers of the typically Christmas
atmosphere have been waiting for:
the Christmas markets in
In addition to the characteristic little
houses set up in Piazza Grande which
display local food and wine, artcrafts
and other special items to give as gifts
or bring to the festive tables, the Santa
Claus Village set up inside the fortress
will enchant visitors with the many
settings to make the children fun and
also make adults children again.
The Nobile di
Le cantine storiche
Contucci situate in Piazza Grande
(all’interno del palazzo omonimo)
ancora oggi sono luogo di produzione
ed invecchiamento del prodotto
principe della cittadina, il Nobile di
Montepulciano, primo vino
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