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Looking for an idea for an exciting and original cultural holiday? Are you keen on sport and prefer to hike in the unspoilt countryside? Do you want to spend a few days with your class to learn without getting bored?
Come to Monteriggioni, and choose the itinerary most suited to you!

Cultural itineraries

Monteriggioni castle

To discover the delightful borgo of Monteriggioni, we give you some useful advice and tips to make the most of your visit.

Discover the sites of Assassin’s Creed

Are you a fan of the famous video game? Come and discover for yourself the castle of Monteriggioni, the place where the magnificent feats of Ezio Auditore are set.

Country churches, hermits’ retreats and abbeys, among ancient marshes and long-forgotten lakes

Setting out from the church of Pieve a Castello, now deconsecrated, after a few kilometers you come to the borgo (hamlet) of Abbadia Isola.

On the borghi and castle trail

This itinerary takes in several fortified sites in the Monteriggioni area, evidence of the feudal and military past of these lands, some of which are mentioned in Dante.

Arisotocratic residences from the Renaissance to the 20th century

This itinerary begins at Villa Bichi Borghesi at Scorgiano, first built in the 17th century by the family of the same name.

A weekend in the Sienese countryside

Situated just north of Siena, and on the western border of the Chianti region, Monteriggioni boats a particularly excellent position for discovering some of the most significant places in the countryside around Siena.

From Monteriggioni to the Chianti hills

The central position of Monteriggioni, situated in the middle of Tuscany, makes it easy to explore the numerous wonders of this beautiful region, and the nearby Chianti area must certainly be one of these.

Itineraries on foot

Ring Tour of the Castle

The tour follows some of the routes of Via Francigena, the ancient network of routes which intersected the Montagnola, both on the valley bottom (if the weather permitted it) and higher.

The Via Francigena

The Via Francigena is the ancient pilgrims’ route to the tomb of St Peter in Rome.

Ring Tour of History and Memory

This is certainly the most intense tour, excursionwise as well as culturewise.

Nature Roud Tour

This round tour is rather short and pleasant, and covers the north-west area of the Montagnola facing the Val d’Elsa.

The Great Traverse

This is a tour of great environmental, natural, and historical interest.

Round Tour of Fungaia

The tour is entirely on the south-east side, facing the Pian del Lago.

Hermitage and Former Lake

This is a tour of great historical and religious interest. Start off at Fungaia and hike on very mild inclines towards S. Colomba and S. Leonardo al Lago.

Cycling around

Scenic route

Setting out from the castle of Monteriggioni, we go as far as the foothills of the Montagnola, crossing Valmaggiore and skirting attractive views and pretty woodland paths.

Long route

Setting out from the Castle of Monteriggioni, the route goes over some parts of the Via Francigena.

Short route

Setting out from the Castle of Monteriggioni, the first part of the route is also the longest section.

La Colonna-Castellina Scalo cycling path

This cycling path begins behind the municipal town hall at Monteriggioni, situated at La Colonna (locality) north-west of the castle of the same name.

Cycling path San Martino-Tognazza

The cycling and pedestrian path connects the villages of San Martino and Tognazza.

On a trip with your whole class

From Abbadia Isola to Monteriggioni, along the Via Francigena

For school groups, we recommend a visit to the two largest sites in the area, Abbadia Isola and Monteriggioni, which are connected by a lovely footpath.

Commemorative itinerary through the woods of the Montagnola

Immediately outside the borgo of Abbadia Isola, not far from Monteriggioni, you take the Strada del Giubileo (unsurfaced), which winds its way through the woods of the Montagnola.