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On the borghi and castle trail

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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 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)
La Màgia Strada di Riciano 2, 53035 Monteriggioni (SI)
None Casa per ferie S. Maria Assunta P.za 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)
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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