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St. Augustine, Florida
November 18, 2009
A Trip to the Italian Countryside,
Cities in Central Italy
Riverview, New Brunswick
May 2, 2004
Entering through the city gate, you will have the opportunity to see much of the old city and see exterior views of many of its fine old mansions. There is also the usual bevy of churches, but really, Montepulciano is just charming… not a lot of "Wow" factor, just a pleasant place to pass a little time.
You have arrived in a wine capital… there will be opportunities to taste and you will want to try and probably buy the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. You will want to make your way up to the Piazza Grande where you will find the Palazzo Communale and the Cathedrale Santa Maria. Although it is not always open, from the tower of the palazzo there are great views of the countryside below… but frankly, you will see many of those views as you walk about the town.
The Cathedrale is an interesting, but not notable, church. It has three naves, a barrel-vaulted ceiling and is impressively wide relative to its height – it is worth a look. I think it must be time to get back to that wine-shop down the street…
From journal A Taste of Tuscany
December 17, 2001
I advise taking a leisurely walk through this beautiful city. Many quaint shops can be found along the way. There is evidence of the deep religious fervor of the city seen in many of the ancient structures. I was in Italy right before Christmas, and I enjoyed looking at some of the beautiful Nativity scenes given places of honor inside several small stores. This was a wonderful afternoon for me in which I really felt awed by the beauty of a town in Tuscany. Make sure to visit the Tempio di San Biagio as well though you will probably have to get back in your car to get to it. (See separate entry.) It is the most famous of Montepulciano's buildings. If walking up and down the slanted streets throughout the day causes physical distress, the Terme di Montepulciano offers visitors a relaxing massage. (See separate entry.)
From journal Spas in Tuscany