Palazzo Contucci celebrates 500 years of history

The Contucci Family celebrates 500 years since the first stone was laid in the construction of the iconic family palace in Montepulciano.

The idyllic town of Montepulciano in Tuscany is not only famous for its Nobile di Montepulciano wine, but is also recognisable as the set of several TV shows and films – and none less so than the iconic Palazzo Contucci.

This magnificent palace, which is situated on Piazza Grande, was built 500 years ago in 1517 by Cardinal Antonio Del Monte to a Tuscan Renaissance design created by the architect Antonio da Sangallo the Older, and throughout the centuries the residence has played a central role in Montepulciano’s history. Today, it belongs to the Contucci Family and is a popular attraction, boasting an internal courtyard decorated with terracotta bricks and the stunning Sala delle Feste with its frescoes by Andrea Pozzo.

The construction of Palazzo Contucci in 1517 marked a period of architectural change in Montepulciano, when several grand buildings were designed and constructed in the small town, including Palazzo Del Monte and the San Biagio Temple. To celebrate 500 years since this important change in the town, the Contucci Family have arranged four events that will take place on 27th May, 17th June, 16th September and 23rd September that will highlight the architectural beauty of Tuscany.

As a part of the celebrations, renowned architects and academics, such as Riccardo Pizzinelli, Prof. Alessandro Angelini, Dr Duccio Pasqui and Alessandro Piccardi, will give special talks, and there will be a number of concerts, featuring Eleonora Contucci, the Mastersprimiano Constantine Masters, Alessio Tiezzi, Röland Boer and Paolo Scartoni.

If you would love to experience the beauty of Montepulciano, and perhaps even stay in the one of the suites at Residenza d’Epoca Contucci or Angolo alla Fortezza, then why not browse our selection of package holidays to Tuscany. You can view our most popular holidays by clicking here but, as we specialise in tailor-made vacations to Tuscany, we can also custom-create the perfect Tuscany holiday for you. To find out more, please contact an expert member of our Tuscany team on (UK) 01223 637331 or (US) 347-594-5500. Alternatively, please click here to send an online enquiry and we’ll get back to you right away – typically within 24 hours.

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