Hi folks - so I will be spending two nights in Montepulciano from 7/13 to 7/15 as part of a longer solo Italy trip, highlighted by a week long cooking school outside Arezzo starting the 15th. I will not have a car, relying simply on public transportation because I don't have the guts to go it alone by car. :)
The reason for the stay in Montepulciano is definitely wine, so I'm trying to decide if it's enough to just focus on the wineries with cellars right in town, or if I should take at least one trip out of town. It looks like Strada del Vino Nobile does fairly reasonable tours outside of the city to two wineries for 3 hours, or should I just book tastings at the many amazing looking places in town? I will be visiting at least 1 winery during my cooking school stay as well, if that makes a difference.....any experiences/insights are appreciated, thanks so much!