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The town of Monteriggioni is the center of Tuscany; is easily accessible due to proximity to the Siena-Florence and the Via Cassia.
Monteriggioni is a town built by the Sienese in 1200, but in time it was often a cause of clashes between Siena and Florence.
Its main feature is the city wall, which, with 14 towers, was for centuries one of the most important sentinels sienna.
Monteriggioni is a quaint little village, still inhabited, charming and welcoming. The city walls, overlooking a hillside of vineyards and olive groves surrounding the whole town and still encloses an angle of Middle Ages.
The small urban core is made up of small houses and a large central square where there is the church of Santa Maria Assunta. There are also numerous shops offering handicrafts and objects typically medieval, favoring the story of ancient legends of hidden tunnels that would put into communication with other fortifications of the castle area.
The towers still have been rebuilt and equipped also with comfortable walkways between them, which allow tourists to admire the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The central location of Moneriggioni allows tourists to use the city as a starting point for exploring the surrounding area; in a short time you can reach the Chianti, the Hillock, the Crete Senesi, Florence, Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Pienza, San Gimignano, Volterra, Colle Val d'Elsa.
In the territory of Monteriggioni you can find some lesser known, but just as beautiful and inspiring as abbeys, villages, churches, villas, castles