Travel and Culture in Tuscany
The origins of Montepulciano have got ancient historical roots, that are to be traced back to the Etruscan people, but the first document where “Mons Politianus” is correctly mentioned, dates back to 715.
The inhabitants of this town (the Poliziani) had always been enemies of Siena and so, in 1202, they took an oath of allegiance to Florence, but were definitevely annexed to the town only in 1511.
In fact, it was Cosimo I who called it “noble town”.
Besides, Poliziano, a Renaissance poet of the Medicean Court, was born here and so was St Roberto Bellaramino and other various pontiffs.
Montepulciano photographies kindly granted by Il Sasso - Montepulciano