Cortona (55 km), described in 1639 as follows: "It has a beautiful, spacious plain, from
either side with hills and valleys; and behind the city are high and fertile mountains. It
appears as if it were a painting, it is much longer than wide, facing south." Four centuries
later that description is still valid and it remains the same.
Montepulciano (25 km), it has been described as one of the most beautiful Italian
Renaissance cities, with squares and alleys that suddenly open up to breathtaking
panoramas. Montepulciano is home to the world-famous wine, “Nobile”, a name given to it
due to its excellence. The wineries are actual monuments that collect these precious
treasures, they can all be visited.