Monteriggioni – Another Hilltop Town in Tuscany

Taken back in time …

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Monteriggioni Photo by Margie MiklasSeveral years ago  I spent ten glorious days in Tuscany, making Siena my hub so that I could take day trips from there easily. On the way home from visiting some wineries, I was fortunate enough to be able to stop in the small hilltop village of Monteriggioni.

This tiny commune in Tuscany is only 15 km from Siena, and is situated near Castellini in Chianti and Poggibonsi. What makes visiting this town so interesting is its fascinating history as an intact walled medieval town which looks much like it did centuries ago.

Photo by MONUDET https://www.flickr.com/photos/monudet/ Photo by MONUDET https://www.flickr.com/photos/monudet/

Monteriggioni is very impressive as you approach on the autostrada and catch a glimpse of it perched high on a hill like a fortress. In the thirteenth century Monteriggioni was built by the Sienna people to serve as a buffer and front line in Siena’s long-standing war with Florence. The strategic location…

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Love food and traveling. Breaking out of this introvert shell by expressing my thoughts, experiences and feelings.
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7 Responses to Monteriggioni – Another Hilltop Town in Tuscany

  1. Rita says:

    Oh boy did I miss someone!

  2. EXACTLY what Rita said! 🙂

  3. Simona says:

    Buon giovedì ❤

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