Perched on top of a hill in southern Tuscany not far from Siena is Montepulciano. A medieval town of rare beauty that is definitely worth a visit. A unique village with elegant Renaissance palaces, ancient churches, beautiful squares and small hidden corners. You can also enjoy a fabulous and boundless view on the Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana.
Montepulciano has recently become a very popular tourist destination with a considerable increase in visitors, following the shooting of the famous film New Moon, the sequel to the vampire saga Twilight.
Piazza Grande is the heart of Montepulciano and the stage of the main events of the city, including The Bravio delle Botti, which is held every year in August. A walk through the streets of Montepulciano is the best way to discover the city and its attractions and to admire the incredible view of the surrounding countryside covered by fabulous vineyards that produce the famous Nobile wine.