Attractions

Top Choice Art Gallery in Montepulciano

Museo Civico & Pinacoteca Crociani

It was a curatorial dream come true: in 2011 a painting in the collection of this modest art gallery was attributed to Caravaggio. The work, Portrait of a Man, is thought to portray Cardinal Scipione Borghese, the a…
Street in Montepulciano

Il Corso

Montepulciano's main street – called in stages Via di Gracciano, Via di Voltaia, Via dell'Opio and Via Poliziano – climbs up the eastern ridge of the town from Porta al Prato and loops to meet Via di Collazzi on the…
Palace in Montepulciano

Palazzo Ricci

Built for Cardinal Giovanni Maria Ricci in the 16th century, this handsome palazzo has a rear loggia with a stunning view of the countryside. Home to many generations of the Ricci family over the centuries, it's now…
Piazza in Montepulciano

Piazza Grande

Elegant Piazza Grande is the town's highest point and main meeting place. If you think it looks familiar, it might be because it featured in New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight series based on Stephanie Meyer…
Church in Montepulciano

Chiesa di San Biago

Designed by Antonio da Sangallo (Sangallo il Vecchio) and constructed in the late-16th century, this splendid Renaissance church in the valley below the upper town has a distinctive central dome and pyramid-topped b…
Street in Montepulciano

Via Ricci

From the central Piazza Grande, Via Ricci runs downhill past Palazzo Ricci, now home to the European Academy for Music and Performing Arts. The street terminates in Piazza San Francesco, where you can admire more pa…
Palace in Montepulciano

Palazzo Comunale

Built in the 14th century in Gothic style and remodelled in the 15th century by Michelozzo, the Palazzo Comunale still functions as Montepulciano's town hall. Head up the 67 narrow stairs to the tower to enjoy extra…
Cathedral in Montepulciano

Duomo

Montepulciano's 16th-century duomo is striking, largely because its unfinished facade gives the building an organic, heavily weathered look. Inside, don't miss Taddeo di Bartolo's ornate Assumption triptych (1401) b…
Monument in Montepulciano

Colonna del Marzocca

At the upper end of Piazza Savonarola is the Colonna del Marzocca, erected in 1511 to confirm Montepulciano's allegiance to Florence. The splendid stone lion, squat as a pussycat atop this column is, in fact, a copy…
Architecture in Montepulciano

Palazzo di Bucelli

Several mansions line Via di Gracciano nel Corso, including the Palazzo di Bucelli at No 73, the lower courses of whose facade are recycled Etruscan and Latin inscriptions and reliefs. the building isn't open to the…