Montepulciano is situated on a hill which forms the watershed between the valleys of Orcia and Chiana. Its origins date back to the early 500 A.C. when, they say, the Etruscan king Porsenna made it build. Its name probably derives from Mons Publicianus, for the presence of the possessions of the Roman Gens Publici, or from Mons Politicus, for the emigration of patrician families in this place, as a result of the barbarian invasions. Today Montepulciano retains its wonderful Old Town, which takes us back in time, until those golden ages, when for the beauty of its buildings was called Pearl of the sixteenth century. The public buildings, religious and private, designed by the best architects of the Renaissance, made of Montepulciano, thanks to the generosity of the Florentine republic and the aristocratic families, a laboratory where express their art to rival Siena and Florence, and a wonderful place, especially today, it's beautiful to live. In this area of Tuscany south-east, are mixed forests of pines, oaks and chestnut trees, with plans tuffaceous cultivated, undulations of clay, plains of a former marshland. A heterogeneous territory, low population density, which remained almost isolated from the influences of the surrounding areas, appreciated by tourists passing through, as one who, desirous of a place to rest, Montepulciano chooses as final destination. Over time, Montepulciano has developed its own characteristic rural, represented by Vino Nobile, much valued in the world today, and that among these valleys has even more enriched the landscape and natural beauty.