Montepulciano is on a hill, which is in the exact centre between Val d’Orcia and Val di Chiana. It is common believing that the city was built by the Etruscan king Porsenna, in 500 BC. Nowadays Montepulciano preserve its old city centre, as it was centuries before, when it was defined “Five hundred’s pearl” due to its beautiful palaces. Private and religious buildings were built by the most important architects of the time: those artists created an open space laboratory in Montepulciano to compete with Siena and Florence. They so created a beautiful place to live in today.
This southeast Tuscany area is plenty of oak, holm oak and chestnut woods, cultivated tuff planes, clayish waving, once marshy plains. A heterogeneous territory with low density population, almost isolated from external influxes; it is appreciated both from a tourist as a crossing point and from tourist who wants to enjoy Montepulciano as a restoring and resting area. Montepulciano elaborated its rural characteristics day by day: the Vino Nobile is the most important of these characteristics, which enrich Montepulciano’s beauty.