This description page of Montepulciano, in the Italian region of Tuscany, will guide you in planning your trip to Italy and help you find useful travel information about this Italian city.
Known as the "Pearl of the 1500s"' the town of Montepulciano is rich in treasured works created by famous Renaissance artists, charming squares and churches and architectural jewels preserved through the centuries. Famous for its Vino Nobile wine, the town sits high on a hilltop overlooking the southern Tuscan countryside of vineyards and olive groves.
It is the birthplace of poet Agnolo Ambrogini, also called Poliziano, the town's most famous son who was one of the first Greek scholars and an accomplished critic. Montepulciano celebrates its history each year with the festival Bruscello, a play created around medieval and Renaissance themes re-enacting the t's tumultuous history.