Cookies disclaimer

I agree Our site saves small pieces of text information (cookies) on your device in order to deliver better content and for statistical purposes. You can disable the usage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser. By browsing our website without changing the browser settings you grant us permission to store that information on your device.

On the borghi and castle trail


Consigliato: individuals, families

Type: Cultural itineraries

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.
The route can start from the small medieval borgo of Strove. A short distance away stands Castel Pietraio. Crossing the flat land around Abbadia Isola to the west, a spot where the remains of Etruscan tombs have been found, you soon come to the ancient fortress of Castiglionalto, or Castiglion Ghinibaldi, near Castellina Scalo. It was here that Sapìa dei Salvani, the woman mentioned by Dante in the XIII Canto of his Purgatory, reportedly witnessed the battle of Colle in 1269, rejoicing at the defeat of the Sienese, despite the fact she was from Siena herself. Retracing our steps, we must visit the castle of Monteriggioni, whose impressive outer walls, atop a green hill, are also mentioned in the evocative lines of Dante’s Inferno. Finally, south of Monteriggioni, there are the small castles of La Chiocciola and La Villa, which are beautifully nestled in an unspoilt landscape.

Where to sleep nearby

Castelbigozzi Strada di Bigozzi, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Castel Pietraio Strada di Strove 33, loc. Strove,53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None La Sosta di Strove Via XVII marzo 2-4, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casalta Via Matteotti 22, loc. Strove, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Le Parate di Castel Pietraio Strada di Strove 33, loc. Strove,53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
camera 1 B&B Torre della Chiocciola Strada della Chiocciola n. 18/b 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Vecchio Noce Strada della Villa 25, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
B&B Torre della Signoria Strada della villa, 7 – 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casa per ferie S. Maria Assunta Alighieri (già Roma) 23, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (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)
None Monteriggioni Castello Via I Maggio 10, 53035 Monteriggioni castello (SI)
La Signoria 1212 Via I Maggio 19, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Il Mandorlo Strada del Gallinaio 10 - 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
Casa vacanze Casa della Zia Via Matteotti n°7, 53035 Monteriggioni Castello (SI)
See all facilities