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MONTERIGGIONI:    Country : Italy |  Region: Tuscany |  Province: Siena

Population: 6210 | Altitude 200 mt a.s.l  | Zip code 53041 | Area code 0577
 Distance form: Siena 15 km, Florence 45,  Pisa 100 km; Firenze 45 km;  San Gimignano 40 km;  Arezzo 65 km;


 Town information


The Hamlet of Monteriggioni lies in the ondulated landscape of Sienese hills , north of Siena. It represents an important evidence of military medieval architecture dating back to the 13rd Century. The town is completely encircled by its defensive walls and its 14 towers. The Borgo preserves the ancient medieval features.


 Sights to see and things to do

  In the surroundings : Badia a Isola, a magnificent Abbey built in the 12th C.
The Romanesque church of the monastery has 3 naves interior with nice capitals. It preserves also a medieval sarcophagus, some remains of 16th C frescoes attributed to Taddeo di Bartolo , a 16th C baptismal font and an altar piece by Sano di Pietro.
The hermitage of St. Lorenzo al Lago (12th C.) preserves a 14th century fresco cycle by the Sienese painter Lippo Vanni. Of note is the "Crucifixion" a beautiful fresco hosted in the "Sala Capitolare" by Giovanni di Paolo. (1445).
Nearby localities: Abbadia Isola, Badesse, Basciano, Castellina Scalo, Colonna, Lornano, Monteriggioni, Quercegrossa, Santa Colomba, Scorgiano, Stomennano, Strove, Uopini

 Events and festivals in MONTERIGGIONI

  On the 1st week end of July in Monteriggioni takes place the " Festa Medievale", the most famous medieval recalling of Italy. It offers a throwback to the past that have not equals. Monteriggioni recalls its ancient history and lifestyle. Local people dressed in medieval costume play various personages, such as farmers, merchants, soldiers, cross-bowmen, friars etc. showing along the narrow streets and the piazzas, the ancient arts and crafts In the hamlet visitors meet also magicians, astrologers, ballad-singers, jesters, jugglers, and acrobats coming from far-off countries, while in the hostelries people taste medieval dishes and drinks.

 Getting there

By Train
:  The closest railway station is Siena train station Train schedules

By Air: International flights to Rome, Pisa or Florence.




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