Montepulciano is a medieval and renaissance town in the southern part of the Tuscan region. It is world famous for its Vino Nobile wines and is also a chief producer of pork, cheese, lentils, honey and the pici pasta. The City traces back its humble beginnings from the 4th century BC and developed to a religious center and thereafter to an important agricultural center of the country. The town is also the home of the Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo Tarugi, the 16th century structures of Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, Church of Santa Maria delle Grazie and the Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio. The town is also famous for being pedestrian friendly.
The Palazzo Comunale
Designed by the Florentine Renaissance architect Michelozzo, the Palazzo Comunale is patterned after the Palazzo della Signoria of Florence. It is located on the western side of the Piazza Grande and from its top most tower, tourists can have a beautiful view of the Montepulciano countryside.