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Discover the wine culture of the territory
Montepulciano is a town renowned for its food and wine culture, which blends harmoniously with its history and tradition. This charming Tuscan city offers a wide variety of food and wine experiences that will delight visitors.
Wine: Montepulciano is famous for the production of its celebrated wine, the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. This superior red wine is appreciated for its structured body, complex aromas and refined taste. Numerous wineries and vineyards are nearby, offering guided tastings and tours to discover the production process and the richness of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano.
Cuisine: The local cuisine of Montepulciano is typically Tuscan, with simple but tasty dishes. Specialties include Florentine steak, ribollita (a bread and vegetable soup), pici (a fresh handmade pasta) and local cheeses such as pecorino. The restaurants and trattorias in the old town offer a wide range of traditional dishes prepared with fresh and quality ingredients.
Events: Montepulciano hosts many food and wine events throughout the year. Among the most famous are the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte, a festival that celebrates art and culture through theatre performances, exhibitions and concerts, and the Bravio delle Botti, a competition that sees the different districts of the city compete in a race with wine barrels along the city streets.
Markets: Local markets offer the opportunity to buy typical products, such as cheese, cold cuts, olive oil and wine directly from local producers. The weekly market is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the daily life of Montepulciano and discover the authentic flavors of the region.
The food and wine culture of Montepulciano is a real experience for the senses, which allows you to discover the flavours and traditions of Tuscany in a unique and fascinating context.