Vacation to Monteriggioni, Tuscany
If you happen to be one of those travelers who love to explore places with a rich artistic legacy, with influence on culture and with a unique culinary tradition, then a Tuscany vacation and more especially a Tuscany tour in Monteriggioni is definitely what you need to consider. Located on a natural hillock in the Siena Province of Tuscany, Monteriggioni is, without doubt, one of the most classical and best known Italian walled towns. The town was built by the Senesis in the years 1213-1219 on a hilltop overlooking the Cassia Road. Its ideal position allowed controlling the Elsa and the Staggia Valleys in direction to Florence, the historic enemy of Siena, which at that time was rapidly expanding its territory. Since the Middle Age its fame was so big that also the great poet Dante Alighieri signals to its ’round enclosure’ in the Divine Comedy (Hell, chant XXXI vv. 40-41). The town walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and are alternated by 14 towers and two gates. Today, inside the walls, you can visit the little museum and climb a couple of places on the walls to see an overview of the village and the surrounding countryside. While, for wine lovers, a Tuscany wine tour will be the perfect experience as Monteriggioni is surrounded by vineyards, and is known for its wine production. If you’re traveling with someone who just has to rush around for 18 hours a day seeing everything, definitely, Monteriggioni is the place to take them for a day of chilling out.