Montepulciano is not only important as the largest village between the Val d'Orcia and the Val di Chiana or because it contains nature, landscapes, history, art and food and wine, but above all because ... it is where you will find our office and where you can get your vintage car for hire!
World famous for the wine to which it gives its name, Montepulciano stands on a hill at about 600 meters above sea level and the difference in height of 60 meters between the highest and lowest point of the village meant that the underground cellars could be built, distinctive feature of Montepulciano. The wonderful surrounding lands are also fertile and perfect for the cultivation of vines, from which the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG is produced every year, "the perfect wine, the wine of the nobles".
Once inhabited by the Etruscans, the town began to acquire importance from the thirteenth century, when its mercantile, agricultural and manufacturing bourgeoisie made it rich, becoming the subject of contention between the cities of Siena and Florence.
The high and imposing medieval walls enclose the historic center, whose heart is represented by the Piazza Grande, the stage for all the major events hosted by the city, including the Bravio delle botti. On the square overlooking the Cathedral of the XVI-XVII century, with the facade still unfinished, the Palazzo Comunale, inspired by the Palazzo della Signoria in Florence, the Renaissance Palazzo Contucci, the Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi and the Palazzo del Capitano del Popolo, in front of the which is located the Renaissance Pozzo dei Grifi e dei Leoni. Take Via Gracciano to dive into the characteristic streets of the historic center and to get to Piazza Michelozzo, where you can admire the Torre di Pulcinella, with the typical carnival mask, which marks the time, striking on the hour.
Do not miss a visit to the Civic Museum and the Pinacoteca Crociani, where some of the most important Florentine pictorial works of art from the 13th to the 18th century are kept, the Church of San Biagio, outside the walls of the historic center, with its Renaissance lines is considered the masterpiece of the architect Antonio da Sangallo.
Outside the walls you can visit the Church of Sant'Agnese, with the original Tuscan Gothic portal, the Medici fortress of Sangallo. Here you can have a privileged view of the surrounding landscape dominating the entire Tuscan countryside, with olive trees, cypresses, vineyards and, on days when the air is clearer, even the Sibillini Mountains, the Cimone and the Gran Sasso in Abruzzo!
The beauty of this village is undisputed and is increasingly chosen as a set for shooting films and television series such as 'The Medici' or the 'New Moon' episode of the Twilight saga.
So what are you waiting for? Come and visit us in our office there, and book your tour in one of our vintage cars: we will visit together the nearby villages and also the wonderful wine cellars, an integral and vital part of our territory!
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