Montepulciano, from the Etruscan to the Renaissance
The cultural riches of the old town of Montepulciano – the Duomo, the Civic Museum, the monuments, the 16th century cantinas, and the Poliziano Theatre as well as the best restaurants, and the shops, are all within easy walking distance.
Culture and Traditions
In summer, you’re just a few steps away from the various cultural events that take place in Montepulciano: classical music concerts in the 16th century Palazzo Ricci; performances of the “Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte,” the arts festival established by the German composer Hans Werner Henze; the barrel race known as the "Bravio delle Botti"; wine tastings in the Piazza Grande; to name just a few…
Learn Italian in Tuscany.
Montepulciano is home to one of the best Italian Language Schools in Italy, Il Sasso
. The school is recognized by the Ministry of Education, and in addition to Italian language courses, they also offer cultural courses in subjects such as Art, Wine, History and Literature.
For wine lovers, a visit to a leading producer of one of Italy’s finest red wines – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – or perhaps a stop in Montalcino for a tasting of Brunello, is not to be missed.
Explore the beauty.
The Locanda di San Francesco is the ideal starting point for exploring some of the places that make Tuscany a dream destination.
By car you can reach Pienza, San Quirico d'Orcia, Bagno Vignoni
, the Crete Senesi area
, and the Abby of Monte Oliveto Maggiore
in about half an hour. Siena, Perugia, Arezzo, Orvieto and Cortona
are less than an hour away by car. For those who are interested in history, Chiusi
, with its Archaeological Museum and frescoed tombs, and Sarteano
offer a fascinating look at the world of the ancient Etruscans.