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Culture of Montepulciano. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Montepulciano 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 of the historic district of the town is a picturesque square, Piazza Grande. It is surrounded by outstanding architectural and symbolic monuments, each of which has a unique history.
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
The St. Mary's Cathedral of the Assumption Duomo is located exactly here. It is one of the most prominent architectural monuments of the 16th century. The cathedral stores a rich collection of pictures, so admirers of paintings will certainly appreciate its interior finishing. Fascinating Palazzo Kontuchchi is located not so far from Duomo. It is a unique architectural monument that is well known to connoisseurs of vintage wines. The matter is that there is a tasting room in this fabulous palace where the visitors can taste the most exquisite kinds of drinks from local wineries.
Near the picturesque square is Palazzo Tarudzhi that is one of the main symbols of Montepulciano too. The palace is incredibly beautiful and is distinguished by a gorgeous facade design but its interior has remained unchanged for several hundreds of years. One of the guests’ favorite entertainments is the visit of the old town hall, on the top of which an excellent viewing platform is equipped. It has a magnificent view of the town and surrounding valleys. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
One of the most unusual and symbolic town attractions is the Pulcinella Tower. This monument is named after the character of the famous Italian comedy. A tiny figure of Pulcinella is installed on the top of the clock tower. In Montepulciano, constructions built in different epochs are preserved. The oldest building on the town territory is a fortress. The exact date of its construction is unknown but the fortress was first mentioned in historical documents in the 9th century. Nowadays, this old building is completely reconstructed and turned into a first-class exhibition center where interesting cultural events are held every day. There is a beautiful park in the vicinity of the fortress and it will certainly impress nature admirers and fans of outdoor activities.
Montepulciano Art connoisseurs will not be bored too, as they can visit amazing cultural centers. The excellent art museum is situated in Palazzo Cervini and a rich collection of unique medieval paintings is stored here. In Palazzo Ricci, connoisseurs of exquisite wines can visit old canteens, specially equipped rooms used to store wine. Palazzo Buchelli presents some of the most unusual and most valuable exhibits, marble slabs with old inscriptions in Latin. The most brilliant Renaissance monument is Tempio di San Biagio . The church started being built in 1518 and finished 27 years later. The main feature of the construction is an impressive harmonious look. It is difficult to find even one extra element in its interior and exterior. The main gem of the old church is an organ that has been stored in the hall from the 17th century. An old marble altar is of great interest too. As for other wonderful cultural objects, there is the Montepulciano Museum that presents a collection of art exhibits and archeological finds.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Montepulciano and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Montepulciano and surroundings

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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Montepulciano
♥   Palace 'Palazzo del Popolo' , 14.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Pubblico' Siena, 44.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Pitti' , 86.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Uffizi' , 86.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Vecchio' , 86.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Borghese' , 86.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Palazzo Strozzi' , 86.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Cathedrals and basilicas near Montepulciano
♥   Concattedrale di S. Secondiano, Chiusi, 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore, Chiusure, 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di Ss. Gervasio e Protasio, Città della Pieve, 23.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Agata, Asciano, 23.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Salvatore, Montalcino, 24.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Cortona, 26.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Margherita Penitente, Cortona, 26.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Montepulciano and near

Underground pyramids of Etruscans

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
There were also found a number of outstanding artefacts. Among them were the fragments of the pottery of the 5-6 century BC. The artefacts are older than 3 000 years. The researching works haven’t been stopping until today. Even now the researchers didn’t get to the lowest part of the pyramids. Every new earth layer gives some information about the people’s life. Nowadays the searchers have discovered 3 meters of the stone. The researchers claim that these pyramids could be covered with a great layer of lava when the volcano was active. Some specialists say that at the ground of the pyramids might be tombs. … Read further

Pitigliano

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Buildings in the World”
The old buildings, which can be seen today, are at the height of 300 to 663 meters above sea level. Many buildings and defense facilities have been preserved to the present. The curious town of Pitigliano has lived its own life for several centuries and is considered one of the most picturesque places in Tuscany. The tourists, who venture on the long way and climb up the high hill, have an excellent opportunity to walk through the wonderfully beautiful medieval streets and to see many unique sights. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Montepulciano

Culture guide to Montepulciano. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Montepulciano: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Montepulciano. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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