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Monteriggioni Travel Guide: 33 reviews and 115 photos

This little castle was built in the early 1200 and was so important to deserve a mention in Dante's comedies as the town that crowns itself with towers.

Given its strategic position, it's been under siege practically forever until the end of the war between Florence and Siena in 1555. The siege continues today in terms of Central European and American tourist vans that invade it with their troops from June to September.

It still is acceptable during cold and wet winter nights, when it retains its exquisite medieval atmosphere and witnesses no-one in sandals sipping cappuccino at 3 pm.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Lovely, well kept medieval castle
  • Cons:The swarms of tourists in the summer.
  • In a nutshell:Go there in November.
  • Last visit to Monteriggioni: Jun 2005
  • Intro Updated Jul 30, 2005
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  • iandsmith's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2007 at 2:34 PM

    Interested to hear your views as it was one of the few places in Italy I couldn't get overly excited about.

  • Jun 15, 2006 at 4:02 AM

    Il Pozzo IS STILL GREAT! I was there two years ago (2004) and will go there this fall, 2006. It has the best Osso Buco I've had in Italy! Very friendly service and very attentive.

  • hivaoa1's Profile Photo
    Sep 25, 2005 at 5:11 AM

    vieni dehhhhhhh, ma le foto di Livorno un ce le metti? boiaaaaa

  • kiwi's Profile Photo
    Sep 7, 2005 at 2:09 PM

    That house is very old! And a war that lasted 300 years, phew!! Another special little corner of Italy, thanks for taking us there, Pam .

  • hundwalder's Profile Photo
    Jul 30, 2005 at 9:15 AM

    Excellent new tips. Continue the good work. ciao !

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