Villa Sogni D’Oro is located one mile from the town’s Grand Piazza, and is ideally located for day trips to Cortona, Rome, Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, Umbria, and the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Val d’Orcia. Montepulciano, famed for its “Vino Nobile,” is a charming town filled with shops, fantastic restaurants, and most importantly, an authentic Tuscan experience.
Along with being the home of one of the world’s most famous red wines, Montepulciano is also one of the best spots in Italy for an afternoon drive, or for a hike to a nearby village and a lazy, wine-filled lunch. The long winding, Cyprus-lined roads, past rolling green hills being grazed by the famous Chianese Bulls, and golden fields dotted with sunflowers, all interrupted by the occasional mist-shrouded castle. It’s the side of Tuscany everyone loves most—and one of the most beautiful places in the world.
The medieval Tuscan town of Montepulciano is famous for its fine winemaking traditions, but finding the best grape flavors requires local knowledge. On this tour, visit the beautiful Tuscan town of Montepulciano, and enjoy a complete immersion in authentic Italian culture and cuisine. Sample local wines in historic cellars and savor a delicious lunch in a traditional Montepulciano winery. With some of the most beautiful vineyard landscapes, discover the history and passion behind every bottle.
The best way to discover the elegant historic center atop the hill is on foot: as you walk along, you’ll come across mighty Renaissance palaces before reaching – at the highest point of Montepulciano – the main piazza.
Montepulciano rests atop a narrow hill where Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana meet. This beautiful medieval village can be found in what seems like a postcard-perfect landscape, your mind conjuring up the classic idea of the Tuscan countryside no matter which direction you look in, with the green waves of the hills and golden fields dotted with cypress trees. After the walking tour visit an old cellar and taste local wine.
Explore and photograph some of the most beautiful landscapes in all the world – from the heart of medieval Montepulciano to the surrounding vineyards. Your local tour guide will take you to some of the most well known areas as well as hidden gems. Get your camera ready for an amazing experience.
Bicycle Tours Through the Tuscan Countryside
Discover old-world Italy with the people who know it best; our local guides. Embark on an unforgettable, picturesque tour to the remarkable, tranquil hills of Italy with our luxury bike tours for all abilities. Discover unique landscapes, dialects, and culinary traditions. Small custom private tours are available. Power-assisted bikes will be available.
Piazza Grande is dominated by the beautiful tower and the Gothic-façade of the Palazzo Comunale. Opposite the town hall is the Cathedral, dating to the end of the 1500s. But despite its indisputable beauty, Montepulciano is best known internationally for its Vino Nobile, considered one of the top Tuscan wines in the world, made with grapes coming from vineyards surrounding the village.
Returning to the town, just under the medieval walls, you can admire the beautiful temple of the Madonna di San Biagio. The travertine used to construct the building at the beginning of the 16th century can be seen far off amongst the greenery of the countryside, offering the best welcome for anyone who decides to spend an afternoon strolling through these streets or soaking in the hot sulfurous waters at the nearby Thermal Spa.
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