Albarese | Parco Naturale delle Maremma

Capalbio


Colline Metallifere


la costa Toscana

        Walking along the Tuscan coast

Crete Senesi

        
Abbazia di Monte Oliveto Maggiore

        Walking in the Crete Senesi

Grosseto


Manciano


Montagnola Senese

         Walking in the Montagnola senese


Montalcino

Monte Amiata

         Walking on Monte Amiata


Montepulciano

Prato

Scansano

Siena

          Fonti di Siena

Sorano

Sovana

Val d'Elsa

Val d'orcia

          Montalcino

          Pienza

          Sant'Antimo

          San Quirico d'Orcia

          Radicofani

          Walking in the Val d'Orcia


Val di Chiana

         Montepulciano

         Montefollonico


Valle d'Ombrone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





 
Walking in Tuscany

Chiesa di San Biagio a Montepulciano [1]

 

Toscana | Galleria di immagini  
     
   
Walking in the spectacular panoramic scenery of Tuscany | Montepulciano - Monticchiello
   
   

Just across the border of the Val d’Orcia, but still within the spectacular panoramic scenery of this World Heritage site, lies the medieval town of Montepulciano.

The perfect starting point to begin a visit to the historical center of the city of Montepulciano is the Sanctuary Sant'Agnese. There are parking facilities for cars and motorbikes on Piazza Lucangelo Bracci Testasecca, Piazza Sant'Agnese or Piazza Don Monzoni, all in the neighborhood of the Sant'Agnese Santuario.
We enter the city through the Porta al Prato. Between the two gates runs the town’s main street, the Corso, whose name is appended in turn to Via Gracciano, Via di Voltaia and Via dell’Opio.

The town offers many interesting medieval and Renaissance churches, and buildings to explore along with narrow side streets and alleyways that take you to magnificent viewpoints of the surrounding countryside. From Piazza Grande, go down following Via Ricci until you get to an intersection of three streets. Turn left under an arch where you should see a sign, San Biagio, and keep walking down to an arch, one of the former city gates.
A steep 20-minute downhill walk from Porta dei Grassi takes you to the photogenic Chiesa di San Biagio, a travertine Renaissance church designed by Sangallo in the XVI century. From here you walk through the overwhelming scenery of the Val d'Orcia towards Monticchiello.


For a detailed excursion through the historical center of Montepulciano, see Walk in and around Montepulciano, with several chapters,


From the Church of St. Agnese to the Church of St. Agostino and the Torre di Pulcinella;

From the Church of St. Agostino up to the main square, the Piazza Grande;

Walk from Pozzo dei Grifi e dei Leoni to the beautiful church of San Biagio on the outskirts of town;

From the Church of San Biagio back to Piazza Savonarola and the small piazza above the Porta al Prato.

 

   
   
 

Walk Montepulciano to Monticchiello

 

There is plenty of free parking just outside the walls of Montepulciano. A good map with all parking facilities and elevators can be found here.
There are also good parking facilities near the Church of San Biagio. Starting your hike here is a good option.


Approximate distance: 10km | Time: 2hours | gpx

Reversed itinerary: Monticchiello - Montepulciano gpx


Total climb 335 m | Total descent 319 m


Public transport

There is a good connecgion between Montipulciano and Monticchiello by by us.
Two busses every hour. Find the travel option that best suits you. For timetables, see ,www.rome2rio.com


Parking

In the neighborhood of San Biagio or in the neighborhood of the Sant'Agnese Santuario, on Piazza Lucangelo Bracci Testasecca, Piazza Sant'Agnese or Piazza Don Monzoni.
www.lombardo-geosystems.it/Montepulciano





 
   

Sanctuary of the Madonna di San Biagio

 

San Biagio outside

The Basilica di San Biagio built by Sangallo in the XVI century [2]

 

Photru gallery Montepuciano

Montepulciano

 

   
San Biago, Montepulciano, foto storica   Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi - 3   Cattedrale di Montepulciano, facciata

San Biagio, Montepulciano, foto storica

 

  Palazzo Nobili-Tarugi, Montepulciano   Cattedrale di Montepulciano, facciata

Chiesa di San Biagio

 

 

 

 
Montepulciano - Madonna di San Biagio   Montepulciano, San Biagio, facciata   Chiesa di San Biagio, interno

Montepulciano - Madonna di San Biagio

 

  San Biagio, facciata   Chiesa di San Biagio, interno

Monticchiello

 

   
MonticchielloTorriMura1   MonticchielloTorreCassero   Monticchiello, Porta Sant Agata

Mura di Monticchiello, visto da sud-est, Monticchiello (frazione di Pienza)

 

 

Monticchiello,Torre del Cassero

 

  Monticchiello, Porta Santa Agata

Immerse yourself into the rhythms of la dolce vita on an unforgettable journey through the Val d’Orcia, explore the winding cipress roads and architectural wonders around Montepulciano, Pienza and Montalcino with our Hiking suggestions.




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Podere Santa Pia

Podere Santa Pia

 

 

Montalcino, i cipressi di Casaltina

 

On a clear day you can see Corsica

Podere Santa Pia, view from the terrace. To the south is the little isle of Montecristo (on the left), the name of which captured the imagination of Alexandre Dumas. On a clear day you can even see Corsica (on the right), 250 km away


 

La pace e il panorama della mattina a camminare. Ogni tanto ci vuole proprio. Foto da @purple_first_lady

 

[1] Foto di Mammaoca2008, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo 3.0 Unported license.
[2] Foto by drian Michael , licensed under the Creative Commons Attribuzione-Condividi allo stesso modo 3.0 Unported license.