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Gastronomy and wine

There are many simple and typical rustic dishes that are characteristic of the cooking in the area: wheat and maize, bread, oil, beans milk and …good wine are among the principal ingredients, the excellent local dish is pici: a pasta made with flour and water that 'sticks' the fine strips to the palm of the hand. With the same pasta (but with an egg added) macaroni or fine tagliatelle are made. Panzanella is made with stale bread,

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 a salad seasoned with a good quantityof oil and enriched with the aromas of onions, basil, mint, or ribollita, made with slices of bread sprinkled with bean soup.

Flour made into dough, rolled and cooked in oil and until a short time ago, was made with maize flour, flattened and cooked between two leaves of cabbage. In the same way, ravaggiolo, a type of soft cheese that is typical of the area, is cooked between two fern leaves. Again with bread, toasted over a flame, with new oil and a clove of garlic rubbed over it, makes bruschetta. Chicken on the spit, duck, goose, pork (porchetta) cooked with salt, garlic and rosemary, roasted capon, guinea fowl or rabbit are the meats of the countryside, which are found in the city's restaurants.

To these we add the typical antipasti with crostini of spleen or livers, dishes of game and mushrooms, pansanto (sacred bread) slices of bread seasoned with boiled cabbage, vinegar and oil), as well as the celebrated beefsteak of the Chianina cattle, all accompanied with focaccia (flattened bread seasoned with oil) or a typical Tuscan bread without salt so as not to compete with the other flavours of the food.
Other important aspects of the gastronomy are the desserts: cantucci, almond biscuits to dip into the locally produced Vin Santo, lattaiolo similar to crème caramel, castagnaccio a chestnut slice, the 'ciaccia dei morti' the seasonal dessert for the 

festivals of November, and crogetti the typical fried sweets of Carnival.

 

EVENTS

The Civic Museum of the Crociani Art Gallery reopens
2020-06-01

The Civic Museum of the Crociani Art Gallery reopens


from Monday 1 June 2020 we are waiting for you at the museum of Pinacotecacrociani, every day from 10 to 19 - closed on Tuesday ⠀ We open respecting all safety rules ...

Montepulciano City Hall TOWER Opening Hours from June the 13th
2020-06-13

Montepulciano City Hall TOWER Opening Hours from June the 13th


In agreement with the security protocols, the Terrace and the Tower will be open every day from 10 am to 6 pm

Rainbow Summer 2017
2017-06-16

Rainbow Summer 2017


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16th Festival to the Madonna del Cerro
2016-07-01

16th Festival to the Madonna del Cerro


From 1 to 3 and 7 through July 10, 2016

Dinner under the stars in the beautiful forest of oaks, specialties and local products, live music and entertainment.

 

Arcobaleno d’Estate 2016 - SATURDAY 18 and SUNDAY 19 June 2016
2016-06-18

Arcobaleno d’Estate 2016 - SATURDAY 18 and SUNDAY 19 June 2016


SUNSET  Tasting in TERRACE . From 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Bravìo delle Botti - Barrels Race
2015-08-29

Bravìo delle Botti - Barrels Race


Last Sunday of August

Chalices of the stars
2015-08-17

Chalices of the stars


A green night in Montepulciano (SI)
10th August 

Montepulciano May Fair
2015-05-01

Montepulciano May Fair


Mercoledì 1° Maggio a Montepulciano

Great Opening - City Hall Tower
2015-04-15

Great Opening - City Hall Tower


 Opening on April

Chalices of Stars 2015 in Montepulciano
2015-08-17

Chalices of Stars 2015 in Montepulciano


While the sky prepares to rain stars, Montepulciano prepares to fill glasses.


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