Temple of San Biagio (Tempio di San Biagio) Tours

Just outside the old city wall of Montepulciano, on a Tuscan hill surrounded by trees, is the stately Temple of San Biagio (Tempio di San Biagio), a 16th-century Renaissance church. Admired for its beauty, the church's picturesque, cream-colored travertine exterior gives way to an elegant and airy interior, with pastel-colored walls and a legendary, 14th-century fresco, said to have been the site of a miracle when the Madonna in the painting was witnessed moving her eyes in the 16th century. The church was then rebuilt in Renaissance Greek style.

For many, the main appeal of the Temple of San Biagio is the view of the church from afar, when its marble facade catches the sunlight, setting the church aglow amid the surrounding forests and fields. For others, the view is even better with wine. Visit the church on a full-day, wine country tour from Florence, to pair your cultural experience with included wine-tastings and lunch.

Practical Info

The church is located outside Montepulciano’s city walls. It is within walking distance, though a hefty return walk uphill inspires many to drive, instead. Parking is available on site. The church is open every day from 9am to 12:30pm and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm.
Address: Via di S. Biagio 14, Montepulciano, Tuscany 53045, Italy
Hours: 9am–12:30pm & 3:30pm–7:30pm daily
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Small-Group Tuscany Wine Country Day Trip from Florence Including Wine Tasting and Lunch

Discover Tuscany’s renowned wine country on a day trip from Florence with a small group. Led by a driver-tour escort, venture to the town of Montepulciano by minivan and stop at a rustic wine cellar to taste the area’s vino di nobile blends. Then head to Montalcino to sample three Brunello di Montalcino wines alongside a 3-course lunch. Top off your day with a stroll to Pienza, a beautiful Renaissance hill town and home to the famous Pienza Pecorino cheese. Numbers are limited to eight people to keep this experience as intimate as possible.
  • Duration: 9 hours
$213.97 USD
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  • Duration: 9 hours
$213.97 USD

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