“To Travel is to Live” – Hans Christian Andersen
To experience Montepulciano is to experience contradicting realities. You will be drawn back in time visiting this majestic medieval village with its historic architecture and ancient piazzas brimming with activity. You will also be visiting a modern town with Michelin-rated restaurants, charming shops, and an International Arts & Music scene that draws world-wide audiences.
Located in the heart of wine-country, Montepulciano is surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the Tuscan countryside where you can experience wine tours at local vineyards, luxurious thermal spas, and amazing shopping. You can also rent a vespa or bicycle for the day and go on a picnic in the olive groves, experience a Pecorino di Pienza cheese tasting, or take an Italian cooking class. Montepulciano is also centrally located to many other fabulous destinations, providing unlimited day-trips for those seeking additional adventures.
“Everything you see I owe to pasta.” –Sophia Loren
Experience World-class Dining in Montepulciano
What wiser words could be spoken… The taste of sun-ripened tomatoes, the aroma of fresh garlic, a splash of fragrant Tuscan olive oil – all tossed with fresh homemade pasta, is all you need to feel as if you’re in heaven.
The restaurants in and around Montepulciano will provide you with a culinary experience like no other. From family-owned Osterias to fine dining, every dish bursts with local flavors. When paired with a glass of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, you will be in for an extraordinary dining experience.
We understand the challenge of finding excellent dining choices while on vacation. This is why we personally try each restaurant before making a recommendation to our guests.
During your stay with us, it would be our pleasure to make dining reservations for you…
Friends and wine improve with age…
Tour Local Vineyards
Montepulciano is home to the noblest of wines – Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Vino Nobile has been a favorite among Kings, Presidents, Popes, and Nobles for centuries.
One of Tuscany’s most renowned wines, it was the first DOCG wine in all of Italy. According to DOCG rules, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano must only come from vineyards which surround Montepulciano. The wine must be aged for a minimum of 2 years – one of which must be in oak barrels, and to be labeled a riserva, the wine must be aged for a total of 3 years.
During your stay with us, you can explore the many wineries and vineyards that surround Montepulciano. It would be our pleasure to guide you to a few of our favorites.
To experience greatness, you must go to the source…
Pecorino di Pienza Cheese Tasting
Imagine walking in a charming local cheese shop. As you stroll through the shop, you choose a picnic basket and begin filling it with locally produced pecorino cheeses, cured Tuscan meats, artisan honey or jams, and then finish with a bottle of wine and bread. Afterwards, you take your basket and choose a secluded spot to enjoy your bounty while surrounded by a breathtaking panorama of the Tuscan countryside.
What are you waiting for…
“If shopping doesn’t make you happy, then you’re in the wrong shop.” -Anonymous
Shopping and Outlets
Looking to add a little Italian flare to your closet or a beautiful piece of art for your home? Montepulciano is full of boutiques, art galleries, and specialty shops which line its main shopping street, the Corso, as well as many other charming streets.
For the foodie, there are many gourmet shops where you can purchase an array of locally made pasta, honey, and truffles. Art critics will find many captivating galleries with pieces from local artists as well as those more well-known. As for the fashionista, your purchases will only be limited by the amount of space in your luggage!
Looking for that something special? Let us know and we will be happy to share our suggestions with you.
Life is a beautiful ride…
Vespa, Bike, and Vintage Car Rentals
Imagine feeling the breeze as you drive along a winding Italian road on a vintage Vespa. The warm Tuscan sun shines on the vineyards and olive groves as you pass them by without a care in the world. Renting a Vespa in Montepulciano is simple and an experience not to be missed.
If you are looking for something a bit more athletic, consider renting a bicycle for a few hours or for the day. Choose from traditional bicycles to motorized EBikes that will ease the challenge of the Tuscan hills. For the more adventurous traveler, consider one of the many bike tours offered in the area. There are tours for everyone, from the least athletic to the most.
Make time for yourself…
Luxurious Thermal Spas
Looking to bring harmony to your mind and body? Slip away from the stresses of everyday life by visiting one of the many local spas. The mineral-rich waters from the thermal springs originating from deep within the earth are known for their therapeutic properties. These thermal springs have been enjoyed for centuries. Immerse yourself in their warm healing waters to bring tranquility into your life.
“The greatness of a culture can be found in its festivals.” -Siddharth Katragadda
Events and Festivals
Festivals, theater, and concerts – Montepulciano has too many to list! The main pillars of life in Montepulciano are the Arts and Culture, and this town knows how to celebrate them.
Each month, there are events that take place in Montepulciano that must be experienced. The list below contains only a few of our favorites. During your stay at Fonte Martino Guest House & Estate, it will be our pleasure to update you on current local events.
“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.” -Oprah Winfrey
Excursions & Day Trips
Although Montepulciano is a dream destination, it can also serve has a home-base for adventurers to explore Tuscany, Umbria, and much more. Our ideal location allows many day-trips to destinations that include Rome, Florence, Pisa, Cortona, Assisi, Perugia, and too many charming hilltop towns to list.
Click the link below to learn about many of the wonderful destinations near Fonte Martino…
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