Montepulciano Travel Guide
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- 98%Local Culture
- 67%History Buffs
- 63%Art & Design Lovers
- 62%Luxury Travelers
- 59%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesVegetarian+ 2Jul 10, 2014
Very quaint hilltown (emphasis on hill!) known for its wine. Unfortunately for me, I didn't like their wine at all, but obviously loads of other people like it so there you go. We were lucky in that there was a parade going through the Campo when we were there later in the afternoon and it was fun to see the community come out for a common cause.
The town really is quite hilly and our group walked from the parking lot up a steep grid for a solid 25 minutes to reach the campo. The bus is very advisable for people with walking difficulties.
Because of the late time we were there, we didn't get to see much of the boutiques which were closed, but the town itself was cute.
Another thing to note, it's very difficult to get to unless you have a car or are with a tour.Recommended for:
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 7Apr 07, 2014
I visited here with an Italian friend of mine. It's a gorgeous hill town (while these start to look all alike after a while, Montepulciano is really sweet) and, if you are a drinker, it's of course the home of the Montepulciano wine. In my humble opinion, this is a more interesting and dependable grape than the Sangiovese which is the base for Chianti. Even the lower priced bottles are fruity-dry, and very drinkable. Stock up-maybe stopping in to one of the farms along the roads outside for some home-made montepulciano bottled for you right then and there. (look out for signs that say VINO)Recommended for:
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFamily Travelers+ 4Mar 31, 2014
Gorgeous but quaint, and it goes without saying that there is amazing wine here. We were lucky enough to be here during a festival, so there was plenty of wine tasting and a Great atmosphere throughout the town.Recommended for:
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 4Nov 05, 2013
This lovely little town is perched on a hillside and surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. Lovely but explore the nearby rural areas as well. Nothing like a good glass of Montepulciano and a bite of Pecorino.Recommended for:
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesLuxury TravelersJul 09, 2013
The quintessential medieval hill town with sweeping views overlooking the Tuscan landscape and more importantly, the vineyards. Enjoy some fine wine in picturesque settings or explore the narrow streets.
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 2Jun 01, 2013
Montepulciano is a cute town whose main streets are sprinkled with quaint boutiques. Even the alleyways are über cute, with colorful fauna sprinkling cobbled stairwells, and almost always a view (whether of plush fields or neat, well-maintained historic buildings) at the other end. It seems like there's another church every time I cross over to a different street. Quadruple that amount in wine shops and tasting rooms! Everywhere you turn and least expect, there's a cute little trattoria or fattoria or ristorante. With lush valleys and rolling hills, it's hard not to stop at every vistapoint and admire the view. My best pictures can't portray just how scenic the landscape is.
- MontepulcianoAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jan 23, 2013
Great town for wine tasting and vineyard hopping. The main type of wine here is Vino Nobile, mostly made of Sangiovese grapes. There are wine tasting rooms all around town, but there are so many more vineyards to visit outside. Also, Twilight fans will recognize this square from the film New Moon.
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodiesAug 05, 2012
It is a small town built over a hill. Streets are quite narrow. There are beautiful sights from here and the particularity of this place is the large amount of wine producers you wil meet during your visit. As a matter of fact 'rosso of Montepulciano' is a very famous wine all over th world.
- MontepulcianoMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
A typical Tuscan town...old shops, churches, a pretty park, a quaint town center. Montepulciano is known for excellent wine of the same name. Samples are available at area wine shops. You will probably get into the spirit and will want to buy a lot. Keep in mind, there will be lots of opportunities to purchase wine while in Italy.
- MontepulcianoJul 04, 2012
For another Tuscan experience that compliments Siena nicely, try visiting Montepulciano. It's a gorgeous, perfectly maintained, high walled medieval village surrounded by stunningly beautiful countryside. Their claim to fame is the great wine made from the Montepulciano Grape, as well as the fact that some of the scenes in one of the Twilight films were shot there. Highly recommended.
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