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Montepulciano

Listed under Historic Towns and Villages in Tuscany, Italy.

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Many Tuscan towns are beautiful, medieval treasures with narrow streets leading up to impressive fortress castles on hill tops. Many of them are also surrounded by lush, wine producing areas – but not all of them as as famously well endowed, either with beauty or wine quality as Montepulciano.

On the architecture and scenery side the main attractions are the main square – made in the great tradition of lovely Tuscan main squares, most specifically in the tradition of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta and its art, the 16th century church of Santa Maria della Grazie and the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio.

On the wine side don't confuse the Vino Nobile Montepulciano with wines made just using the Montepulciano grape, which share the name though necessity – round here they don't take fondly to folks who don't appreciate the difference.

Written by  AndyinItaly.

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