Renowned for its velvety, terroir-driven wines and beautiful Renaissance architecture, Montepulciano is a can’t-miss stop in Tuscany. Starting at the perimeter, visitors weave their way up the stoney streets, passing leather-goods stores and gelato shops along their way. At the top, Piazza Grande, the impressive town square, is a wonderful place to relax and enjoy the bustling village life all around. For breath-taking views of the Tuscan landscape, climb up to the top of the Palazzo Comunale’s bell tower. Bring your camera, because this corner of Tuscany is straight out of the picture books.
EAT: Dine at Locanda Cicolina in their charming outdoor space or book a table at La Grotta for nicer, more romantic meal.
DO: Climb to the top of Palazzo Comunale bell tower or shop at boutiques like Maledetti Toscani (leather goods) or La Bottega del Rame (kitchen and copper goods).
DRINK: There are numerous wine bars on your walk up through town. For a great vineyard near by check out, Avignonesi (about 20 min away).
STAY: Rest your head close to town at the wildly enchanting Follonico Bed & Breakfast. Snuggled within the countryside vineyards, this acclaimed inn lies just 5km from Montepulciano and will capture your heart the moment you pull onto the rustic, flower-blanketed property.
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