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The medieval borgo of Monteriggioni

Cinta muraria (Foto Bruno Bruchi) Monteriggioni’s outer walls

Monteriggioni still today retains many of its original 13th century architectural features; indeed, it is unique among Tuscany’s medieval borghi.

Porta Franca (Foto Bruno Bruchi) The Porta Franca (Porta Romea) at Monteriggioni

This gateway is the main entrance to the borgo. It faces the direction of Rome, and stands below a tower with a high pointed arch.

porta di Ponente (Foto Bruno Bruchi) The Porta di Ponente at Monteriggioni

This gateway, facing Florence, stands beside a tower, and consists in a simple semi-circular arch.

Monteriggioni’s “Porta Murata”

In the medieval period, on the south-west side of the outer walls, there was a third gateway, which was later walled in.

I camminamenti Walkways along the top of Monteriggioni’s walls


Anyone coming to Monteriggioni cannot miss the experience of walking along the top of the castle walls

Outside the borgo

Abbadia Isola Abbadia Isola

The founding of the abbey of S. Salvatore all’Isola, which goes back to 1001, is owed to Ava, a noblewoman of the Lambardi di Staggia family.

Castiglion Ghinibaldi (Foto Bruno Bruchi) Castiglion Ghinibaldi (NOT OPEN TO VISITORS)


Recorded since the 11th century as belonging to the Lambardi di Staggia family, the castle passed into the hands of the nearby Abbadia Isola in the following century.

Castelpietraio (Foto Bruno Bruchi) Castelpietraio

Recorded between the 12th and 13th centuries in a number of documents of the nearby Abbadia Isola, the oldest nucleus of the castle still has the remains of medieval buildings and towers, laid out around a courtyard.

Strove (Foto di Federico Pacini) Strove

Recorded in around the year 1000, the settlement of Strove belonged to the Lambardi di Staggia, the founders of the Abbadia Isola, to whom it passed at the end of the 11th century.

La villa La villa

This is an imposing fort of the medieval era, characterised by a massive rectangular stone tower with curtain walls and crenulated battlements.

Castello della Chiocciola Castello della Chiocciola

Famous, above all, for its resistance to the Imperial militias during the war of Siena (mid 16th century), the castle is characterised by a robust square tower with crenulated battlements.

The points of interest present on the “What to see” and “Itineraries” pages might not be open to the public. For info, contact the Tourist Office in Monteriggioni.