I've been trying to read all of the posts that are written regarding Montepulciano, Pienza and Montelcino. We have 2 1/2 days to visit the area. Are we better off staying in Montelpuciano (looking at Meuble il Riccio) or right outside the city (looking at Villa Poggiano). We are very interested in visiting and touring the wineries. Also, we are driving from Lucca. Should we take the A1 or SS429?
Thank you for your help.