From Castello delle Serre, simply take the motorway in the direction of the A1 and Perugia. Exit at Sinalunga, drive through Torrita di Siena and proceed to Montepulciano. We suggest using one of the pay parking areas, by the Porta al Prato and the church of Sant’Agnese, outside the ancient walls of the town.
Montepulciano is one of our favorite hill top towns as it offers something for everyone. History and architecture, quality shopping and excellent wine production all take place here. Kids will enjoy exploring the Eturscan caverns, tombs and wells deeps under the foundations of the towns majestic buildings.
Starting at Porta al Prato and walking up the main street toward Piazza Grande, will permit visitors to see the most. Once in Piazza Grande don’t forget to see the famous Bottega del Rame and the De Ricci wine cellar, a monumental cathedral to wine aging.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is the counterpart to Brunello di Montalcino. Within the walls of the historic center it is possible to taste many wines by different producers. Wine lovers can visit the seat of the Consorzio del Vino Nobile to taste and gain further knowledge of what makes this wine unique.
From Montepulciano it is possible to visit Pienza, the next village on the Val D’Orcia loop.