Montepulciano is such a stunning medieval town on top of a hill in Tuscany! My husband, Alex, and I went there on a wine tasting tour and we definitely didn’t spend enough time there! Here is my Montepulciano Travel guide including a few tips I learned on my short visit!
Montepulciano Travel Guide
We drove up to Montepulciano from Southern Italy. If you drive there I suggest that you drive to the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio and walk up to the city. It’ll be a bit of a uphill walk, but that is Tuscany for you!
If you take public transportation get to the Chiusi train station and from there you can hop on a bus to Montepulciano. However, note that some buses may not run on Sundays!
Where To Stay
Hotel La Terrazza is hotel located right in the historic center of the city.
Panoramic is a hotel outside town with a rooftop terrace, swimming pool, garden, and shuttle bus.
If you are interested in staying in a farmhouse, there are a few options near town. San Gallo has three apartments and three guest rooms and is very close to town! Check out this link for some more options!
What To Do
Wine Tasting: This is Tuscany of course there is plenty of wine to try! We went to Da Ricci which was an amazing experience and we got a lot of cheese, bread, prosciutto, crackers, etc. We had so much that we didn’t even have a real dinner afterwards! After we were done exploring the city we headed to another winery, Avignonesi. They are known for their dessert wine and let me tell you, it is the most amazingly delicious thing you will ever try and it is worth every penny!
Piazza Grande: This is the main square that is surrounded by 15th-century buildings like the town hall, clock tower, cafes and a wine tasting shop! They have markets here as well.
Clock Tower: You can pay 5 euros to go the top and see some impressive views of the town and the surrounding countryside!
Cathedral: The cathedral is located in the main square. This church dates back to the early 17th century! Located inside is Taddeo di Bartolo’s Assumption of the Virgin triptych painted in 1401. The bride-facade was never finished as well.
Explore: Walk around the town on the old cobblestone streets and check out all the local shops!
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