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The medieval borgo of Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni (Foto di Bruno Bruchi) The medieval borgo of Monteriggioni

Situated in the northern extremity of the municipality, Monteriggioni stands on top of a low hill whose slopes are dotted with olive trees and vines.

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.

Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta (Foto di Michele Piccardo) Pieve di Santa Maria Assunta (Monteriggioni)

The church, fronting the main square, is the building that best preserves the borgo’s medieval features.

The "Monteriggioni in Arme" Museum

This museum houses faithful reproductions of medieval and Renaissance weapons and armour. Accurate models also illustrate siege engines and siege techniques is use in the same periods.

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

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.

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.