Monteriggioni is a unique example of walled village between Siena and Colle Val d’Elsa.

It is on the “Francigena Path” that linked since the Middle Age Rome with the North of Italy and France. From the top of the hill, it elegantly dominates the surrounding landscape.

Monteriggioni walls

It has 14 towers and 2 gates: one facing towards Rome and the other one facing towards Florence. The idea was to control the Cassia Roman Road and be on the lookout for any armies approaching Siena.

Monteriggioni nowadays is a castle and a village with its little heart beating at a different rhythm that the surrounding villages.

Monteriggioni, Via Francigena, Siena Province, Toscana, Italia, Europa


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