Because it was so chilly when we were there, we more time than usual inside the churches, admiring the art and architecture.
I think that speaks for itself. I could take in the view of Tuscany for hours, but because it was so chilly, we enjoyed it for shorter bursts. :)
Montepulciani is a really nice village, nice street full of shop where you can taste wine.
just to go around and look at make you happy to be there.... after drinking you are even more happy.
This church has a beautiful façade. Inside you can admire a wooden crucifix from the 16th century, and the altarpiece representing the Madonna della Misericordia attributed to Luca Signorelli.
This palazzo has a lovely 17th century doorway surmounted by a basrelief roundel portrait. It is said that the portrait is of Gian Gastone de Medici.
The cathedral occupies one side of the Piazza Grande. From the outside it isn't a beautiful cathedral because it lacks a facing which was supposed to have been added to finish and beautify it.
Two columns rise beside the well. On top of the columns you can see some griffins and lions which give the well its name. The lions hold a shield with the Medici coat of arms.
The fortress was difficult to photo and I don't think you could enter, its partly occupied by houses now. Anyway best of all is the view from here....drink this is, beautiful tuscan countryside.