In 2013, my best friend Aman and I went on a holiday to Europe when we were still living in Australia. Out of the 4 week holiday - this small Tuscan village was definitely the highlight of our trip. The town stood out for delicious food, relaxing ambience and great company. I remember vividly as we sat on a rooftop villa terrace overlooking the town, beneath the stars at midnight - we made a pact: In 5 years we will come back here to this town - with our wives. At that time, Vruchi and I had been dating for 3 years and I knew one day we’ll be married :)
Fast forward 5 years, we have upheld that promise.
When we visited 5 years ago, it wasn't a very well known town but since then with many films and TV shoes being filmed here, the town has gained some popularity!
What to do in Montepulciano:
Nothing. No, seriously! Montepulciano is a lazy town and a perfect for a relaxing Tuscan break. Take your time exploring the small town, get lost in alley ways, drink wine (for breakfast, lunch & dinner ;)), sample local cheeses, soak in the beautiful purple orange sunsets and star gaze in the night.
If you must do something, there is the Montepulciano Torture Museum that you can check out. An excellent, unexpected find along our journey of the city.
Where to eat / drink in Montepulciano:
1. Caffè Poliziano: Perfect for a small bite or a coffee & cake 3pm craving. They have the best views over-looking lush rolling green hills.