History

Travelling through beautiful Tuscany, among the rolling hills and small lakes on the border with Umbria, you will come across this ancient town, Montepulciano, which stands on a hill overlooking the Val di Chiana and val d’Orcia.

This is a town rich in history and art, set in the agricultural landscape of Siena, the ideal place to relax, but also to live in contact with nature, surrounded by gentle hills covered with olive groves, vineyards and forests of pine and chestnut trees.

Montepulciano  with its ancient Etruscan and Roman origins – according to legend it was founded by king Porsena – , was long disputed between Florence and Siena. From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the town was the center of a great cultural and artistic fervor which not only saw the presence of great humanists such as the poet Angelo Poliziano, but also the building of splendid churches and mansions by great architects such as Antonio da Sangallo, Jacopo Barozzi and Baldassare Peruzzi.

Nowadays Montepulciano is very attractive to tourists, thanks to its characteristic urban structure, to many famous cultural events, and also thanks to the magnificent vineyards that surround it and which yield the excellent Vino Nobile of Montepulciano DOCG (controlled and warranted designation of origin).

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