I’m not sure if it’s the best idea to label a secret passage as such, but that’s what the fine people of Montepulciano, Italy decided to do. Not like it would have been difficult to find anyhow…it was right beside the main gates into town! That being said, my visit to Montepulciano was one of the highlights of my trip to Italy last year. It is one of the many amazing walled, hilltop towns in and around the Tuscan region, and it was most definitely one of the coolest we visited. Walking into these ancient stone cities you can practically feel the history oozing out of every rock. On my way up the hill to the church square at the highest point in the city, I could picture men on horseback coming back from battle to celebrate with the whole city. It really was quite magical.