Montepulciano, one of the jewels of the Italian Renaissance, is appropriately known as the “Pearl of the 16th century”. Great masters and architects of those times such as Antonio da Sangallo the Elder contributed to the grandeur and opulence still clearly visible in the old town centre.
Well worth seeing are the splendid San Biagio church, the main square “Piazza Grande”, the Cathedral, the Redi wine estate and the magnificent Renaissance palazzos and churches dotted around the town. Montepulciano is also famous on a national level for important cultural events such as the “Cantiere dell’Arte”, a succession of plays and classical music concerts that is held every year at the end of July and beginning of August.
Other renowned events are the “Bravio delle Botti” a traditional festival held on the last Sunday of August and the “Bruscello”.
Montepulciano is also famous for its spa.