Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni


Up the top of a sweet hill with its sides cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, Monteriggioni is considered unique among the Medieval Tuscan hamlets


Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni
Up the top of a sweet hill with its sides cultivated with vineyards and olive groves, Monteriggioni is considered unique among the Medieval Tuscan hamlets

It takes up the top of a sweet hill with its sides cultivated with vineyards and olive groves. The castle was founded in the second decade of the 13th century by the Republic of Siena, with the main purpose of creating a defensive outpost against the rival Florence. Monteriggioni is considered unique among the Medieval Tuscan hamlets. Its rounded walls embrace the top of the hill and has fourteen towers rising from the external part.

The hamlet inside the walls is reached through two doors (a third one has been walled) and is spread around a large rectangular square with the parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption giving onto it. All the land of Monteriggioni, of which the nearby Abbadia Isola is part, is dotted with castles, parish churches, villas and small hamlets immersed in a countryside of uncontaminated beauty.

 
By Dinamo Cms