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MONTEPULCIANO SQUARE (ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, MONTEPULCIANO)

MONTEPULCIANO SQUARE . . . . . . (ITALY, TUSCANY, SIENA, MONTEPULCIANO) . . . . . . The central square of the historical medieval city of Montepulciano in Tuscany, Italy. This picturesque walled city, which sits high on a 605 m limestone ridge, was founded by the Etruscan King Lars Porsena of Chiusi. In Roman times it was the seat of a garrison, guarding the main roads of the area, and after the fall of the Western Roman Empire, it developed as a religious center under the Lombards. Nowadays is a major producer of an excellent world-wide known wine.

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  • Uploaded on February 6, 2011
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