|VISIT MONTEPULCIANO AND A TRADITIONAL OLIVE MILL, WINE TASTING AND PRIVATE LUNCH IN A WINE FARM|
S. Biagio Montepulciano
Montepulciano, is built along a narrow limestone ridge and, at 605 m (1,950 ft) above sea level. The town is encircled by walls and fortifications designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Elder in 1511 for Cosimo I. Inside the walls the streets are crammed with Renaissance-style palazzi and churches, but the town is chiefly known for its good local Vino Nobile wines. a long, winding street called the Corso climbs up into the main square, which crowns the
THE MAIN SQUARE
In the farm they also produce extra virgin olive oil and they run free-range chickens, ducks and hens for fresh eggs.
IMP: This visit can be substituted with the visit to Chiusi.
Chiusi was one of the most powerful cities in the Etruscan league, reaching the 7th and 6th centuries BC. There is a large number of Etruscan tombs in the surrounding countryside and a very important National Etruscan Museum.
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