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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:Lovely, well kept medieval castle
- Cons:The swarms of tourists in the summer.
- In a nutshell:Go there in November.
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