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Piazza Grande a Montepulciano

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Piazza Grande a Montepulciano

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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour of 3 Wineries with Pairing Lunch
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Brunello di Montalcino Wine Tour of 3 Wineries with Pairing Lunch

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Taste Brunello di Montalcino at the source with a full-day wine-themed tour. Get picked up at your hotel in Florence or Siena in an air-conditioned vehicle and set out to visit local wineries and two charming villages. Sample more than a dozen wines and relax over a traditional Tuscan lunch with wine pairings.
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naharkamal wrote a review Sep 2020
Manama, Bahrain30 contributions12 helpful votes
A small vintage square, lovely to see and imagine the old ages as it was a square where people were executed. Hence, it is lovely to imagine historical events. The square is up high and is a nice place to explore the area. Many shops and restaurants are accessible from here. The best was Urban Bikery! Good place to rent a bike and explore the area.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Kroulak wrote a review Sep 2020
Brno, Czech Republic3,753 contributions403 helpful votes
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Really nice square on the top of Montepulciano with 8 parkings-my recommedation is parking on No.8,walk thrue town and make a circle another way back-its really better than walk up. Nice Duomo and tower with view to surrounding Tuscany nature👍
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Greg J wrote a review Apr 2020
Sebastopol, California182 contributions57 helpful votes
The Piazza is a great location to observe the various architectural styles of Italy's history. There are several buildings and churches to be inspected all in one square. Plus the view of the country side in any direction is remarkable.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Mairwen1 wrote a review Mar 2020
United Kingdom3,626 contributions2,730 helpful votes
The piazza was a good starting point for us to explore Montepulciano. Despite its name, do not expect an enormously large or grand piazza. However it is charming and is surrounded by several large palazzos. The piazza is built on the highest point in the town. Montepulciano, like a lot of Tuscan towns, was built on the highest ground for strategic purposes. The higher the better. Having a view out across the landscape allowed them to see approaching enemies and made it much easier to defend against attack. The piazza highlights are: i) Palazzo Contucci – it is still owned by the same Contucci family who built it in the 16th century. Not a bad place to call home. ii) Palazzo Communale (15th century) – this was designed to be like a miniature version of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. You can climb the tower (€5) for absolutely panoramic views although be aware that if you’re there on a Sunday, it is closed. iii) In between the two palazzos, is the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral. It’s surprisingly austere and barn-like from the outside but that’s because the facade was never finished iv) There is also another little treasure in the corner – an ancient well with two Etruscan columns and 2 griffins and 2 lions on the top. The lions are holding a shield and, having just come from Florence, we recognised the familiar 6 balls as being the Medici coat of arms which made us wonder why it was there. In turned out that in the 1500s, Montepulciano fell decisively under Florence’s control and that meant Medici rule. During this time Montepulciano was a loyal ally of the Medicis and Cosmo I Medici called it a "noble town" From the piazza we headed down the main street, the Corso to the Porta Al Prato. TRIVIA: Interestingly the piazza was the setting of many scenes in the Netflix series ‘Medici: Masters of Florence’ and also most of the filming for the New Moon Twilight Saga was done here also.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Antonio Roberto Winter wrote a review Mar 2020
Belo Horizonte, MG1,839 contributions21,688 helpful votes
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Wonderful city with medieval monuments, with extremely preserved structures, full of culture and beautiful views on all sides!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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