What to Do and What to See in Montepulciano

Montepulciano is a pleasant touristic location in province of Siena surrounded by greenery, between Val di Chiana and Val d'Orcia.

Montepulciano panorama

Montepulciano is a pleasant touristic location in province of Siena surrounded by greenery, between Val di Chiana and Val d’Orcia.

In Montepulciano you can easily move around the surroundings and discover the land of Chianti, the holm oaks, Scots pines and chestnuts woods that are typical of this Heaven’s corner.

Relaxing weekend in Montepulciano

If you are looking for maximum satisfaction the firts stage could be the Thermal baths, located at S. Albino, that are renowned from XVI century for the properties of sulfurous waters and mud baths.

Here are available many kind of treatments, 1 day wellness courses, holistic treatments as the ayurvedic massages, shiatsu and reiki, and you also ask for aromatherapic hydromassage or try the Lunar Grotto, equipped with a swimming pool, ideal to tone up your skin.

Find a new energy for body and soul means to appreciate the richness of this countryside, also about enology: Montepulciano, in fact, is famous for Noble Wine, a prestigious product exclusive of this area.

There is an association, Strada del Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, that organizes tastings and guided tours to historical wine cellars, so you can sip these amazing wines to get along with the specialties as Cinta Senese and sheep milk cheese of Pienza.

To buy a bottle of a DOC wine could be a nice souvenir for your friends, besides in Montepulciano you can join events that promote traditions and local products; for example from 7th to 9th December is scheduled the Olive Oil Festival, with extra virgin olive oil tastings and the show of flag flyers and drummers of Montepulciano.

The main event in Montepulciano

Bravìo delle Botti, Montepulciano

If you will go to Montepulciano during summer, you cannot miss the Bravio delle Botti, a competition among the 8 contradas of the town that consists of two spingitori for each contrada that push an 80 kg barrel along a 1700 mt route.

The challenge takes place the last sunday of August and the award is a cloth with a painting that depicts the Patron Saint of the city.

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