Monteriggioni

The town was built by the Sienese in the years 1213-1219 on a hillock and  is without doubt one of the most unspoiled  medieval village. Since the Middle Age its fame was so great that also the great poet Dante Alighieri makes reference to his 'round enclosure' in the Divine Comedy. The walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and incorporate 14 towers and two gates.


TIPS

  • Famous for two of  the oldest and renowned  restaurants in the area.
  • Medieval festival of Monteriggioni that takes place for two week ends.

HOW TO GET THERE
Monteriggioni  is just off the SS2 about 12 km north of Siena, and also off the dual carriage way Firenze-Siena exit Monteriggioni.