This splendid town, which thanks to its artistic and architectural vestiges, has been called the "Pearl of the sixteenth century", conserves all its original beauty intact.
On climbing up through the steep quarters, visitors can discover magnificent palazzos and churches where the most famous architects of the renaissance period left testimonies of their unequalled art. Not to be missed, splendid Piazza Grande, the Duomo with its unfinished façade, and Palazzo Comunale; all surrounded by renaissance palazzos.
In the valley lying below the town, in an unforgettable setting, the elegant shape of the Temple of San Biagio. Montepulciano is also a centre of fervent cultural activities. Among the most renowned events, the "Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte" (International Art Workshop) and the popular manifestation of the "Bruscello".
The important farming economy is flanked by a thriving tourist industry with one of the main attractions being the Terme di Montepulciano, in the locality of S.Albino, where the therapeutic properties of the waters and mudpacks can be exploited to the full.