European Academy for Music and Performing Arts Montepulciano
Since its foundation in 2001, the Academy has combined the promotion of the highest artistic quality of young people in an exemplary manner that is unique for the field of German musical activities in Italy. Its guiding principle is to facilitate encounters between young highly talented artists from Europe.
Palazzo Ricci, designed by the architect Baldassare Peruzzi, is one of the best-preserved Renaissance buildings in Montepulciano. It is located in Via Ricci and is characterised by a large portal set with enormous stones, to which a wide stepped ramp leads.
With its simple elegance, Palazzo Ricci represents the bare and unadorned style of a type of building that was widespread in the 16th century.