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From Abbadia Isola to Monteriggioni, along the Via Francigena

Length: 3 hours (including stroll from Abbadia Isola to Monteriggioni)

Consigliato: schools, individuals, families, groups

Note: for opening, ring: +39 339 6653161; +39 335 6651581

Type: On a trip with your whole class

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. At Abbadia Isola, be sure to visit the Romanesque Church that once belonged to the Benedictine abbey of SS. Salvatore e Cirino. For several centuries, this was a stopping-off place for pilgrims travelling to Rome (for opening: +39 339 6653161; +39 335 6651581). To get to Monteriggioni, a good alternative to motor transport is a pleasant stroll along the panoramic route of the Via Francigena between the two sites, a different way to enjoy for yourself a route that is packed with history (length: about 4 km; level of difficulty: easy; duration: about 1 hr). Monteriggioni, a stopping-off place along the modern Via Francigena route between S. Gimignano and Siena, retains the features of the ancient medieval castle, almost intact, to be enjoyed by walking along the walkways along the top of the walls, and visiting Monteriggioni’s small “Arms and Armour” museum.

Where to sleep nearby

Monteriggioni Suite Strada di Strove 2, loc. Abbadia Isola, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
S.m. affittacamere Abbadia Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
None Il Colombaio Strada di Serfignano, loc. Abbadia Isola, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
S.m. affittacamere La Badia Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
S. m. affittacamere L’arco Loc. Abbadia Isola 16/b - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
Ostello Contessa Ava Loc. Abbadia Isola
None Casa per ferie S. Maria Assunta P.za Roma 23, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Olie Ingo Hans-La porta segreta Via Matteotti 7, Monteriggioni Castello - 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
Romantik hotel Monteriggioni Via I maggio 4, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Camere Dentro il Castello Via I maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni Castello (SI)
La Maison dell'Hotel Monteriggioni Via I maggio 13 - 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Nella Piazza Via D. Alighieri 1, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None Monteriggioni Castello Via I Maggio 10, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
None In Piazza Via D. Alighieri 1, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
La Signoria 1212 Via I Maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Sweet Home Largo Fontebranda 10, Monteriggioni Castello 53035 (Monteriggioni - SI)
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