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Montepulciano is a medieval and Renaissance hill town in the province of Siena. It sits high on a 605-metre limestone ridge, 70 kilometres (43 mi) southeast of Siena.

Montepulciano is a major producer of food and drink. Renowned for its pork, cheese, "pici" pasta, lentils, and honey, it is known world-wide for its wine. Connoisseurs consider its Vino Nobile among Italy's best.
According to legend, it was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi; recent findings prove that a settlement was already in existence in the 4th-3rd centuries BC. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison guarding the main roads of the area.
The main street of Montepulciano stretches for 1.5 kilometres from the Porta al Prato to the Piazza Grande at the top of the hill. The city is renowned for its walkable, car-free nature. The Contucci family claims to have made wine and owned vineyards for over 40 generations, or over 1000 years in the Montepulciano area. (After Wikipedia)

What to show here? I was delighted with the rolling hills of Tuscany, medieval streets, lovely scenes, difficult choice. After some pictures "with people" the landscape photo.

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Sunset in Montepulciano

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