Twilight Italia were able to attend a press conference held by Chris Weitz yesterday in Montepulciano. Pictures and a summary can be found here. They do have video recording of the conference that they hope to have posted by Monday. Until then RobPattzNews has a wonderful translation of their report. Read it all here.
Chris Weitz also added that another reason for choosing the town was because of photogenic reasons, as the city of Montepulciano is very symmetrical looking. He also said that if anyone was to blame for the decision, it was him, because he felt Montepulciano’s main square fit the scene better than Volterra’s main square. While Chris Weitz was speaking, I got the impression that he made a professional choice when he selected Montepulciano, and that he is really putting a lot of hard work into New Moon.