What to See
One of the main appeals of Montepulciano is the beauty of the town. It is full of narrow streets, and because vehicular access is limited, you’re not constantly trying to battle for space with cars.
During the summer you’ll be competing for space with other tourists though, as the town does get busy, but it’s worth it!
In the heart of the town is the main square, Piazza Grande, which is surrounded by architecture, including the Palazzo Comunale and the main church Santa Maria Delle Grazia.
The café on the square is always popular, and during the summer months, the tables and chairs spill out onto the square, making this a great place to enjoy a glass of wine and a light meal.
Talking of wine, you cannot visit Montepulciano without trying its wines. The top-class wine is the Vino Nobile, an aged red wine that goes very well with some local cuisines, including pork, pici pasta, cheese, lentils, and honey.