Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town and comune in the Italian province of Siena in southern Tuscany. It sits high on a 1,985 ft limestone ridge, 8 miles east of Pienza, 43 miles southeast of Siena, 77 miles southeast of Florence, 116 miles north of Rome by car.
Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, “pici” pasta, lentils, chianina meat and honey, it is known world-wide for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile among Italy’s best.