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Florence Day Trip to Siena and San Gimignano
"Meet your private driver/guide at 9am for the pleasant hour and a half drive to Siena probably one of the most beautiful cities in Italy.  Scarcely any street is level as the city is built on 7 hills giving the winding narrow streets a charm all of their own. Of particular note is the gothic black and white marbled Duomo (1136-1382) climb the 505 steps to the top of the Torre del Mangia the bell tower of the Palazzo Pubblico for spectacular views across the city. This is the second highest medieval tower at 102m (330ft) ever built in Italy between 1338-48. Afterwards descend to the grand Piazza del Campo where the famous Palio is held each July and AugustAs we travel stop in Monteriggioni; a walled castle (built 1214-1219) and a strategic defensive outpost for Siena on top of a hill overlooking the Cassia Road. The intact fortified wall has 14 towers and 2 gates the Franca or Romea Gate facing Rome and the Florentine Gate which looks towards Florence.  The reputation and prestige of this particular castled town was mentioned in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy!  You may wish to stop at a fattoria or
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Half-Day Chianti Afternoon Tour from Pisa
"Start your day in Pisa where you will take the comfortable shuttle service from a centrally located spot and reach the train station in Florence where you will meet your tour leader. Board on one of the airconditioned coaches and get ready for your excursion! You will visit the beautiful region of Chianti with and immerse yourself in the picturesque Tuscan scenery that you have always imagine Canaiolo Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes and originates from the hilly area from which it draws its name. You will discover the breathtaking uncontaminated landscapes that have been cradling the Chianti vineyards for centuries presenting you with a harmony of colors that can only be found in the hills of this region. The sounds
From EUR52.00
 
Classic Florence Walking Tour
"This tour depart in front of Basilica di San Lorenzo one of the largest churches of Florence situated at the centre of the city’s main market district and the burial place of all the principal members of the Medici family.Then we will stop in Santa Maria del Fiore the main church in town. Il Duomo di Firenze as it is ordinarily called was begun in 1296 in the Gothic style to the design of Arnolfo di Cambio and completed structurally in 1436 with the dome engineered by Filippo Brunelleschi. The cathedral complex
From EUR160.00

More Things to Do in Monteriggioni

Take a hike in the area

You can park your car in either of the two parking lots, Then you walk into the village via a very large gate between two towers in the city wall. If you continue straight ahead, you will walk through...
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Beausoleil
Mar 08, 2013

Visit a Festival

The first and second week of July is "The Monteriggioni Medieval Festival" and you can get all the info from the Office of Tourism in Monteriggioni at the web site listed below.We were there a month...
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Beausoleil
Jun 25, 2008

Walk the Ramparts

The views from the city gates are spectacular and the views outside the wall are too. However, climbing the ramparts gives you more height so more view. The fun part is that you can look both ways....
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Beausoleil
Jun 25, 2008

Chiesa di Santa Maria

This church located in Piazza Roma, was built in the 13th century. It has Romanesque-gothic features and is composed of a single nave with apse. The facade is made with travertine, is dominated by a...
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Cristian_Uluru
Jun 13, 2006

Porta Romea and Porta San Giovanni

The town of Monteriggioni is very simple: there is a main road that connected the two gateways of the wall: Porta Romea which connected the town to Siena and Porta San Giovanni which connected the...
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Jun 13, 2006

The Fortified wall

The wonderful and interesting fortified wall of the town was built between 1213-1219 to protect the town of Siena from Florence. The wall was rebuilt in 1260 after the smashup made by Florence in...
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Jun 13, 2006
 
 
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Oldest house in Monteriggioni

If you bother to hover around the side streets of Monteriggioni, you'll notice this house (it's built of bricks of different colour). It happens to be the oldest in Monteriggioni, dating back still...
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baronedivandastad
Jul 30, 2005

The gateway to Siena

Porta romea was built in the year 1213, as the rest of the walls. It is the gateway to Siena along the old Via Francigena, or the road to France, along which the village was built already in Roman...
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Jul 30, 2005

The medieval walls

The walls were built for the first time between 1213 and 1219, and re-inforced several times thereafter until 1545. The walls are 570 metres long and boast 14 well-kept towers, seven of which were...
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Jul 30, 2005

The walls

The walls completely encircle the town and have 14 heavily fortified towers which were built to keep out invasion from Florentine armies. It looks like you can walk along some parts of the walls as...
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Willettsworld
Jul 19, 2005

The Main Square

The main square of Monteriggioni is called Piazza Roma. Here you can see some buildings made in the 13th century and the nice church.
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Cristian_Uluru
Jun 13, 2006

Piazza Rome

This charming square is the only square in the town. Most of the town's shops and restaurants surround the square as well as the town's only church.
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Willettsworld
Jul 19, 2005

Porta Romea

Porta Romea is the main gateway (well there's only one other!) in the encircling wall. The gate is the first thing you'll come too when you walk up from the main car park.
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Willettsworld
Jul 19, 2005

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Top 5 Monteriggioni Writers

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"Monteriggioni"
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"Castle - under siege"
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"Monteriggioni"
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"A Medieval Fortress"
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"A Walled City . . . with 14 towers"
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