TOUR OF MONTEPULCIANO
Montepulciano rises on “Mons Politianus” 600 meters above sea level, from this hill you have a wonderful view of the Tuscan hills.
Your walking tour will start from “Porta al Prato” or from“Porta delle Farine”, otherwise if you prefer, you can begin the visit at the foot of the town, with the sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio. This church is a masterpiece of Antonio da Sangallo.
A long and beautiful street called the Corso crosses Montepulciano and this street will bring you at “Piazza Grande”.
Then we reach the Duomo, the town hall and Palazzo Nobili Tarugi.
Very important is a marble column called “Colonna del Marzocco” and you can admire it in Piazza Savonarola. This column also decorates other monument like Palazzo Avignonesi.
Montepulciano is also full of elegant churches designed by Michelozzo who worked for Medici’s family.
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