Our Land


Montepulciano is located in the centre of the area south of Siena that includes the Val d'Orcia la Valdichiana and the borders the Crete Senesi. Therefore, if you are staying in Montepulciano, you can easily reach the main art cities of Siena, Florence, Cortona, Pienza, Montalcino, San Quirico d'Orcia, Orvieto, Lake Trasimeno, the LIPU oasis of the lake of Montepulciano and the Etruscan tombs of Chiusi.

TERME


A few kilometres away, you will find some of the main spa towns such as the Terme di Montepulciano, Chianciano Terme, Bagno Vignoni, Bagni San Filippo, Rapolano Terme and San Casciano dei Bagni.

SIENA


A visit to Siena is a trip back to medieval times. The magnificent cathedral built in the 13th century contains beautiful marble flooring and stupendous works of art. Stop in Piazza del Campo to admire one of the most beautiful squares in the world, designated as World Heritage by UNESCO and where the gothic town hall, the fountain of Gaia and the Chapel of the Virgin are to be found. Take a walk through the streets of the old town, containing a wealth of magnificent monuments.

CHIANTI


Land of harmony. Discovering Chianti means finding new ways of experiencing travel and the landscape, following unusual itineraries and getting to know the small capitals of the Sienese Chianti, such as Radda, Gaiole, Castellina and Castelnuovo Berardenga. Reducing Chianti to simply Chianti wine would be to ignore its complexity, since if anything the common denominator of these lands is the great sense of their rural nature: A noble rural nature. Not because this land is punctuated with titled mansions and feudal manor houses or because today a section of the modern nobility (from show-business, business and the intelligentsia) has chosen to live here, but because the excellence of the products has determined this exclusivity. In the end, the wine is the product of Chianti and not the other way round.

CRETE SENESI


A landscape without secrets that is nevertheless difficult to decipher because it needs careful observation and a great capacity for understanding. A patch that becomes white when all around is green and becomes green when all is grey. A land that appears soft almost velvety but which is, in reality, cracked, split and rough.

Events

Bravio delle Botti [barrel race]- Montepulciano

The Bravio is a competition that takes [lace between the 8 districts of Montepulciano on the last Sunday of August in which they compete for a painted cloth by rolling barrels weighing 80 kg along an uphill track 1800m long. The barrels are pushed by two men called “spingitori” and the route of the race winds through the atmospheric streets of the old town of the city to the finish line that is located in the churchyard of the cathedral in Piazza Grande. Over the years, the “Teatro Povero” has become one of the main cultural institutions of the area. In summer, from the middle of July, the residents of Monticchiello perform an “autodrama” (as it was called by Giorgio Strehler) that they create together during the winter and which deals with current issues using the history of the town as a starting point. The show is performed in the Piazza del Teatro for around three consecutive weeks in July and August

Calici di Stelle - Montepulciano

Calici di Stelle is the most important itinerant wine tasting event. In August, during the evening of San Lorenzo, the wine cellars that produce Vino Nobile and Rosso di Montepulciano let the public taste their wines in the old town of Montepulciano.

Cortona MIX Festival

The Cortona Mix Festival offers a cultural event that focuses on the intertwining and cross-pollinating nature of the arts. An event in which the various forms of human communicate with each other, questioning themselves and reinventing themselves without losing their own, before reaching the public in an often unprecedented form.
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