Walls of Monteriggioni
Walls of Monteriggioni
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Jamie B
Oostkapelle, The Netherlands22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Tourists with little time and a checklist may want to give this a miss. We were staying closeby and weren't up to anything major. We got more than what we expected. View was awesome, tiny church was enough for us to say our family prayers and walk around didnt take long but i scored me real leather boots for 45euros at one of the shoe shops/factory. The while place was just charming at sunset and it was when there was more light.
Written January 16, 2020
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E8171BQDavideP
Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Couples
When the castle appears between the sparse trees you start feeling like back in the game ;-)
It would have been great if I could have approached the walls galloping instead of driving a car. Anyway the site really looks like the one in the famous video-game and the locals have of course build a nice business around it. Don't get me wrong the castle is beautiful on its own but having played the game helps you feeling back in time. It's everything so well preserved and you have access to the top of the wall on the west and east side of the site.

Many souvenir shops, some nice place to get delicious food & wine and an amazing little museum where you can read about the story of the castle and wear metal made replicas of armours, shields, sword etc. the armor glove is my favourite - very cool. It's a lot of fun (not only for kids).

I spent half day there including lunch in one of the restaurants - that was more than enough for me to enjoy the place. The countryside outside of the walls is beautiful.

One down side for the game fan: the villa is not there. The villa is fiction. It's never been there.

A tip for first-timers:
Entrance is free (except for parking) but you want to go to the info-point inside the castle as soon as you arrive and get the ticket for all the activities. They will also give you a map with important sites outside of the wall. Get the audio-guide and start the difficult quest to find the points the guide describes (the audio-guide could have been done way better but it's cheap).
Written April 24, 2015
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AddisTrip
Chapel Hill, NC10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
After fighting crowds in places like San Gimignano, we enjoyed the leisurely pace of Monteriggioni. A great place for a couple of peaceful hours of semi-sightseeing/semi-lounging. Take a walk on the walls (with sweeping views of the countryside - there's a minimal charge, and it's worth it), do some poking around the town, and have a snack in the piazza.
Written January 29, 2015
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Marie V
Cool, CA466 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Couples
This has to be one of the smallest medieval walled towns in Italy. And it is still a vibrant, functioning town. Granted, tourism makes if function. But it so amazing that people are still living in buildings nearly 2000 years old. The museum there was also very interesting. Lots of great exhibits for a museum of it's size and the opportunity to touchy-feely period items like chain mail and helmets that knights might have worn.
Written May 13, 2014
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Irena L
Rijeka, Croatia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
Nice and peaseful little town near Siena with few restourants,caffe bars, nice small galery and few interesting shops with hand made things. Nice square with old church, old houses-everything so charming. I didn want to go.... it was so relaksing...
Written December 5, 2013
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ChaJSaint
Qrendi, Malta56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2012
Went there with much exitement built through the game assassins creed, of course l, its a much smaller 'city-if you will', than the game..

Still its a very nice place to include in the itineray, fantastic icecream shop up there, quiet, small, medieval and perfectly reserved..i would suggest it to fellow Tuscany-goers :)
Written May 8, 2013
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Tammy C
Bakersfield, CA68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Couples
Had a great experience walking the walls and enjoying the picturesque view. If you are an Assassins Creed fan then you must walk the walls , see the church and the bell tower.
Written August 4, 2018
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DAVID L
Los Angeles, CA8,096 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
It doesn't any get more authentic or easily explorable than little Montereggioni. Only about the size of 2 football fields in acreage - it still pleases greatly today just as it did for Dante with its mention in his 'Divine Comedy.' Completely ringed by medieval walls (which are climbable & walkable), with knight's gate entrance and centuries old buildings, plus it stands solitarily on a hilltop. Ample free parking below the walls & just a short 10-15 minute drive from Siena. Stop to explore, sip some wine or eat & savor this intact city that time forgot - but you won't ...
Written July 27, 2015
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FSYMP
Mt Prospect, IL214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2015 • Couples
Monteriggioni is a small medieval town built on a hilltop in 1214 by the Sienese. The walls of about 500 meters follow the contour of the hill. You can climb to the top of the walls from 2 points. There is a fee of a few euros to do that.
What sets Monteriggioni apart is that first it is small. The distance between its 2 gates is less than 300 meters. But don't expect a maze of narrow streets with cobblestones. Secondly the walls are intact and surround completely the small town.
It is a stop on the Via Francigena so you get there on foot you can overnight and dine there. If you are nearby, devote one hour to to this small gem. You won't regret it. Just be aware that the access to the walls is closed from mid-January to mid-February. If you come by car, the first section of the parking lot which holds about 20-30 cars is free so early birds are rewarded.
Written March 16, 2015
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shanipie3
Houston, TX117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Couples
We paid for the tickets to walk along the walls of Monteriggioni. It was pretty cheap but it was really beautiful and fun. All along the walls we would stop to take photos because there wasn't a view that wasn't photo worthy. During the time we went there was a person playing the cello by the entrance to the town and the music was lovely. We had a chat with him and found out that his name is Peter Lewy and he's a teacher from New York and he was very helpful with tips on where to go. We were going to skip Cinque Terre because it was a little out of the way from where we were going next but he convinced us to go and I am so glad he did! :) Monteriggioni was one of my favorite cities in Italy!
Written January 27, 2015
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