Montepulciano was the end of my 5 day tour of North Italy. This was a great way to end the trip. The medieval village was very quiet, no other tour buses there. The day was cooler and the village was very quaint. There were wine tasting shops everywhere, but by the time we finished a very leisurely lunch I only had time to dash into a shop and buy a bottle of their well recommended red wine, Belle Nova of Montepulciano. Sorry, not shipped to the USA.