Among the cities of Tuscany that have managed to link their name to their culinary tradition, Montepulciano has to be mentioned. This ancient town of Etruscan origin owes much of its fame to its culinary traditions and the production of the high-quality wine known as Montepulciano, produced from local vineyards.
The town of Montepulciano is a small medieval gem, characterized by the majesty of its churches and Renaissance palaces. Its historical centre, surrounded by fortified walls, is built along a way that climbs up to the hill reaching the main square, Piazza Grande, in highest point of the town.
Every year, in Montepulciano takes place the "Bravio delle Botti", a typical contest between the local districts in which competitors have to race pushing a large barrel of wine.