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  • Gate at the southern end of town
    Gate at the southern end of town
    by sue_stone
  • Montepulciano seen from the road
    Montepulciano seen from the road
    by Helga67
  • Landscape around Montepulciano
    Landscape around Montepulciano
    by Helga67

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    Town Walls, Gates and Views

    by sue_stone Written Oct 3, 2006

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    Views from the walls
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    Favorite thing: Montepulciano is a walled hill town, with the main entry gate, being the medieval Porta al Prato, at its northern end. Once inside the walls, it is virtually vehicle free. You can walk up the hill to the centre of town, or wander up and down the narrow streets off the main drag.

    Fondest memory: Make sure you take a walk along part of the city walls as the views are spectacular! We wandered along the walls after lunch, and sat for a while, gazing out across the valley, trying to capture the beauty on our inadequate cameras.

    This is a stunning part of Tuscany and worth a visit if you are able.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Architecture

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    Tuscany

    by sim1 Updated Feb 2, 2005

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    Tuscany

    Favorite thing:
    Montepulciano is located in the beautiful region of Tuscany. This part of Italy combines wonderful hilly landscapes with picturesque historic villages, often located on some idyllic hilltop.Of course some Tuscany also has some delicious food and wine to offer. No wonder that this region is so popular. And that is actually its main disadvantages. The region is not 'unspoiled' anymore and during high season it can be very busy. But having said that, it is and will be a lovely spot to visit.

    Here are some places I've visited over the years in Tuscany and might give you some suggestions for yourself when visiting this part of Italy:

    Arezzo
    Borgo a Mozzano
    Montalcino
    Monte Argentario
    Montepulciano
    Monteriggioni
    Pisa
    Pitigliano
    San Gimignano
    Saturnia
    Siena
    Sovana

    You can read more about all these places on my Tuscany page

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    Where is Montepulciano??

    by sim1 Updated Feb 2, 2005

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    Montepulciano

    Favorite thing:
    This gives you a rough idea where Montepulciano is located. Click on the map, so you can see the red little dot.

    Montepulciano is located in the region of Tuscany. Some nearby cities are:
    Florence: 116 kilometres to the north
    Siena: 64 kilometers to the north-west
    Orvieto: 68 kilometres tot he south
    Perugia: 66 kilometres to the east

    Just 'around the corner' from Montepulciano is a place like Montalcino with 37 kilometres.

    Rome is about 190 kilometres south of Montepulciano.

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    Narrow alleys

    by Helga67 Written Nov 8, 2004

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    Narrow alley in Montepulciano

    Fondest memory: This town has some amazing narrow alleys. Do look around, every side street can be a nice surprise. The city is a real web of interweaving narrow streets, broken up by stairways which sometimes end in a lovely small square.

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    View from the top

    by Helga67 Written Nov 8, 2004

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    Landscape around Montepulciano

    Fondest memory: You will have a splendid view looking down from the town. I loved the contrast between the ocher fields and the green vineyards and olive groves, the terraced cultivation on the hillsides and the tall solitary cypresses.

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    My first view of Montepulciano

    by Helga67 Updated Nov 8, 2004

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    Montepulciano seen from the road

    Fondest memory: When you are coming from the direction of Siena, there is only one road leading to Montepulciano. From far you can see the town standing on top of one of the gentle green hills of Tuscany. It's a lovely view. On the foreground is the nice church of San Biagio.

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    Entering the town

    by sandysmith Updated Nov 29, 2003

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    Corso

    Favorite thing: Entry to the town is usually via the Port al Prato - the main gate at the northern end of the town. From here the Corso - the street starts and its uphill!! Take your time and enjoy the Palazzi around you.

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    Tuscan Vistas

    by sandysmith Written Jan 19, 2003

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    tuscan scene

    Favorite thing: As you wander up the corso have a peep up some of the little alleys for some tuscan vistas like this...

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