Calvin在路上In the heart of the town is the largest Duomo church, town hall and wells in the town, and the large square Piazza Grande. The 16th century cathedral has not yet been completed, and its mottled facades await marble decoration. The square is surrounded by famous wine cellars - Cantine Contucci, the Palace of Richie Palazzo Ricci and other buildings, but some seem to be closed. The dusty doors and the deep windowsills may hide the vampire family secrets.
#mynovgetaway Montepulciano is a medieval hilltop town in Tuscany, Italy. Surrounded by vineyards, it’s known for its vino nobile red wine. The Torre di Pulcinella is a clock tower topped by a figure of the Pulcinella, a commedia dell’arte character. On the Piazza Grande is the 14th-century Palazzo Comunale, with a tower offering views of the surrounding countryside. Also here is the Duomo, with a huge triptych above its altar. According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi. Recent findings prove that a settlement was in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area.
After the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it developed as a religious center under the Lombards. In the 12th century it was repeatedly attacked by the Republic of Siena, which the Poliziani faced with the help of the Perugia and Orvieto, and sometimes Florence, communes. The 14th century was characterized by constant struggles between the local noble families, until the Del Pecora family became rulers of the town. From 1390, Montepulciano was a loyal ally (and later possession of Florence and, until the mid-16th century, lived a period of splendour with architects such as Antonio da Sangallo the Elder, Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, Baldassarre Peruzzi, Ippolito Scalza and others, building luxurious residences and other edifices here. In 1559, when Siena was conquered by Florence and Montepulciano lost its strategic role, its importance declined.
When you come to Tuscany, you must experience the idyllic winery of this pearl. As long as you are driving, you must not miss the local winery! The selection of the Avignonesi winery is mainly based on a huge round grape field. After the aerial photos, you can see how spectacular it is.
The winery is located near the small town of Valiano, on the left side of the medieval town of Montepulciano, a few kilometres away, and the historic town of Cortona in the right. Surrounded by beautiful vineyards, buildings, chapels, and ancient stone wine cellars.
The wine cellar can be seen in the wine cellar and there are many wines. The very beautiful environment in the manor, Imagine how comfortable life is.
Lunch at the winery, you need to book in advance, sitting in the manor surrounded by the pastoral scenery, smelling the fresh and fragrant smell of the air, to the locals without asking, life is fast.