Montepulciano is... spa wellness
Montepulciano is... the Tuscany of your dreams
Montepulciano is... tradition as part of everyday life
Montepulciano is... the Renaissance just around every corner
Montepulciano is.... the world’s most beautiful stage
Montepulciano is... the flavour of knowledge
Montepulciano is... Nature, loved and protected
Montepulciano is... alive, full of life, waiting to be lived
On Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th November 2017, from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m., the 7th edition of Toscana Gustando [Tuscany, Tasting] will be held along the streets of the old town centre of Montepulciano (SI), the yearly exhibition-market where Tuscany’s flavours and local products from the Valdichiana Senese meet food specialties from a different Italian region every year. Toscana Gustando is much more than a traditional exhibition-market; it is a real chance to directly take part in the knowledge of the culinary culture of Italian regions, the core of which is Tuscany itself. A culinary stroll that aims to encourage the encounter between two different territories, enhancing the flavours and places of origin of both. A market of flavours that favours quality organic and traditional products, stimulating competitiveness in the agricultural field on the basis of a sustainable and eco-friendly development, in line with environmental protection.
In the past years, Toscana Gustando has welcomed producers from Calabria, Basilicata, Lazio, Sicily, Emilia Romagna, Campania and Trentino, who have brought the chance to taste and buy authentic specialties of guaranteed origin to the medieval town of Montepulciano. This year, the regions chosen for this special edition of the event will be Umbria, Marche and Lazio, the territories hit by the 2016 earthquake.
The red thread binding together communication activities is constituted by the intent to enhance, other than possible pairings, regional specialties, both local and awaited. For the duration of the event, small itinerant shows have been planned to take place along the streets of Montepulciano’s old town centre.
Wiki Loves Monuments: once again in 2017 the Municipality of Montepulciano joins this initiative that promotes Italian monuments all over the world.
WLM is a photographic contest open to all, held in the month of September. From the 1st to the 30th of September, every photographer will be able to upload pictures of Montepulciano’s monuments for free by registering on the website. Jury proceedings will take place in October 2017. The winners’ proclamation will be held between November and December. Pictures will be added to Wikipedia’s database, enriching the world’s most popular online encyclopedia. Participants can join with an unlimited number of pictures.
Full info at wikilovesmonuments.wikimedia.it
Play the World is an initiative connected to the Play Film platform which allows entry into the world of film, into locations where the most important and exciting scenes of famous films have been shot. One of the locations chosen for exploration by this platform was that used for New Moon, a phenomenon of incredible proportions which drew the attention of thousands of young people from all over the world, who thronged to the town of Montepulciano, and its beautiful square, during filming. This attention continues years later, with many tourists still coming to Montepulciano in search of the key-places of this event film.
Play the World uses Google Street View technology, which makes it possible to explore the places of the film, access lots of information related to the shooting of the most important scenes, listen to the soundtracks, and discover the books that inspired the films, providing a good level of interactivity.
The platform was created in conjunction with film studios Disney, Fox, Paramount, NBC Universal, Rai, Sony Pictures, Under the Milky Way, and Warner Brothers, and with the NASA Earth Observatory and the XL Catlin Seaview Survey.
The Tower of the Town Hall is open to the public every day from 10 am until 6 pm. You can access the terrace (ticket price € 2.50) or climb up to the bell-chamber (ticket price € 5.00), where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Val di Chiana, ranging all the way to Montalcino, Pienza and Mount Amiata, with an amazing view of Piazza Grande and of Montepulciano’s entire Old Town Centre. For unforgettable "selfies".
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