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Sightseeing in Montepulciano - what to see. Complete travel guide

Montepulciano is an incredibly beautiful Tuscan town with a history dating back to the early Middle Ages. Modern travelers are attracted by a great variety of historic and cultural monuments, remarkable nature attractions and old wineries where special vintage wines are produced. The population size of the modern town is almost 15 000 people. Montepulciano is famous as an important center of the food industry, so it will certainly impress gourmets too.
Montepulciano is a calm and peaceful town. The favorite guests’ entertainments are shopping, visits of cozy restaurants, sightseeing tours and tasting of world famous wines. Multiple … Open
Special kinds of pasta and cheese that you can not only taste in national restaurants, but also buy on local markets are produced here. Most of the cheese factories are open for tourists who can go on an interesting excursion and taste the best products. The town is noted not only for gastronomic attractions. Well-preserved architectural constructions give it some special charm.
When walking along the town streets, you can see a great number of glorious palaces, each of which is unique and interesting in its own way. The most fascinating palaces are Palazzo Signoria and Palazzo Tarudzhi. As for religious attractions, Tempio di San Biagio that is considered as a wonderful example of the Renaissance architecture deserves a special attention. Montepulciano has recently attracted an attention of the Twilight Saga fans, as exactly here one of the film episodes was shot.
Photogallery of Tempio di San Biagio:
Small hotels located in beautiful old houses give the town some special charm. Most of them are decorated in style of the past centuries. One of such venues is the hotel called Palazzo … Open
Among the important peculiarities of the town with an inimitable medieval atmosphere, a minimum number of motor vehicles should be noted. A lot of town streets are available only to pedestrians. Moreover, some streets are so narrow, that it is hard to ride even a two-wheeled vehicle. It is also necessary to mention the culinary culture of Montepulciano, as this old town is a perfect place to get acquainted with peculiarities of the Tuscan cuisine.
Montepulciano One of the most popular treats you can try almost in all upscale restaurants is tagliatelle with truffles. Those who are delighted with meat dishes should definitely taste sausage products of the local production. In addition to exquisite treats, visitors of the restaurants are offered to try delicious local wines. The most popular wine that has literally brought the town world fame is Nobile. Connoisseurs of red wine are recommended to taste Rosso wine. Those travelers who want to visit the Tuscan town in autumn can taste young Novello wine.
Fans of sightseeing tours are better to stroll along the streets of Montepulciano, as literally at each step you can find interesting historical constructions and cultural centers. The heart … Open
The tourists who prefer relaxing in the most top-rated places should visit the La Grotta restaurant that is considered as a real culinary gastronomic attraction of the town. The restaurant is situated in a marvelous mansion built in the 15th century and offers its guests exclusive dishes of haute cuisine. Thrifty tourists will be definitely delighted with streets stands and outdoor cafes that can be found everywhere in Montepulciano. Popular and simple national dishes for all tastes are served here. In conclusion, the town features a friendly and harmonious atmosphere that attracts people to relax and admire their vacation. Montepulciano, this calm and picturesque town has long been very popular with fans of sightseeing tours and walks along scenic places.
Photogallery of La Grotta:
Nagoya outskirts are the location of an interesting ethnographic museum in the open air that is called Meiji Mura. Antique houses that were traditionally built in Japan in the second half of the 19th century are the main exhibits of this unusual museum. Houses from different parts of the country were brought to this museum, and some of the buildings belonged to famous and noble people in the past. Each of the houses features an interesting collection of antique items. The museum has one more unusual peculiarity – it has its own tram line with retro trams that take passengers to a tour around the museum. The age of the trams is also more than a century.
Montepulciano is a calm and peaceful town. The favorite guests’ entertainments are shopping, visits of cozy restaurants, sightseeing tours and tasting of world famous wines. Multiple … Open
Atsuta-ku temple is the most interesting religious landmark of the region, but it is also safe to call it a museum. The temple keeps a unique emperor’s relic – the sacred sword of Kusanagi no Mitsurugi. Atsuta-ku has several spacious halls that are equally beautiful and luxuriously decorated. In total, there are more than 3000 different cultural and historical artifacts exhibited for visitors. It is important to note that people of absolutely different religion can visit this temple.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Montepulciano
♥   Castle 'Cassero' Montieri, 18.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello del Leone' Castiglione del Lago, 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca Montalcino' Montalcino, 24 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Rocca del Girifalco' Cortona, 26.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Seggiano' , 26.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Montepulciano
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale delle Foreste Casentinesi, Monte Falterona e Campigna' , 96.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Parco nazionale dei Monti Sibillini' , 106.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Pitigliano

From the series “The most inaccessible buildings in the world”
Pitigliano is often referred to as 'Little Jerusalem'. Most of the modern city dwellers are Jews. One of the landmarks of the city is Orsini Palace, which was built in the 16th century and currently serves as the site of the archaeological museum. In many respects, thanks to its inaccessible position, the stand has retained its unique medieval form. There is no modern building on the territory of Pitiglianos. The walk through the old town will turn into a real journey back into the past. … Read further
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