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Montepulciano,Tuscany, Italy

Updated on February 9, 2015

The Medieval Hamlet of Montepulciano, Tuscany

The medieval hamlet Montepulciano is the highest hill town in Tuscany at nearly 2000 ft and has excellent views of the local vineyards. Famous for the excellent red wine of the same name (Vino Nobile Montepulciano). There are many places offering 'free' wine tasting and judging by the number of tourist carrying packages containing bottles of wine, their produce is hard to resist (especially after a few "free" glasses).

Montepulciano is a wonderful place to spend a few days absorbing the special atmosphere of this enchanting part of Italy: getting lost in the ancient narrow streets; visiting the churches and museums or just sitting in a cafe or restaurant enjoying the local cuisine and of course the wine.

Many people come to Montepulciano specifically to taste and buy the delicious Vino Nobile Montepulciano which is made from Sangiovese and other grapes (but not the Montepulciano grape grown in this region) This wine should not be confused with the similarly named Montepulciano d'Abruzzo wine which is made in the east-central Italian region of Abruzzo using the Montepulciano grape variety.

For a more detailed article about Tuscany and the other Tuscan hill towns please click here: Tuscany

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Places to Stay in Montepulciano, Tuscany, Italy

Places to Stay in Montepulciano: Mueble I'll Riccio Euro 116 a palace built in 1280 with a roof terrace overlooking Valdichiana Valley. Small to medium sized double rooms. Nicely decorated and wonderful lounge/breakfast room with high ceilings downstairs.

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    • ElizabethJeanAl profile image

      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      Tuscany would be a cool place to visit.

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      julieannbrady 7 years ago

      Yeah! Thanks for the drop by Andy -- I feel a bit better now that I have visited Tuscany, wine country! ;)

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      I enjoyed learning more about the highest hill town in Tuscany - Montepulciano. Thank you.