Castello Monteriggioni
Castello Monteriggioni
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  • travel_in_fours
    Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,282 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good visit
    A medieval town in Tuscany. We reached at this place pretty later part of the day. We were glad that we could catch the sunset and grab a coffee. After spending few hours strolling in the town, we had dinner at a nice restaurant RISTORANTE DA REMO however I would suggest to reach bit earlier and enjoy the beauty of this town. You can also climb the wall of this castle which I am sure will provide breathtaking views. Since we were late the access was closed.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 August 2023
  • clivecSurrey
    220 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very picturesque but not worth paying to walk the walls
    Lovely hill top town. Arrived mid morning and so we could park in the upper car park otherwise it was a long uphill walk. The town is very medieval and lots of character. Nice little shops to visit and when we visited it was easy to get a table in the main square to watch the world go by. The village is completely enclosed by walls and you can pay to go up. However I wouldn’t recommend as when you think of cities with medieval walls you think York or Chester with extensive walls. In Monteriggioni they have just opened two small sections of the wall less than 150m in total. So would avoid paying for the walls and just view them. Probably one of the more picturesque Tuscan villages.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 September 2023
  • NormandInLondon
    London, United Kingdom900 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walled hamlet on the Via Francigena
    Cute hamlet surrounded by high walls. Feels quite touristy despite being labelled as a "hidden gem" by some guidebooks. Oh, well. It was still worthwhile and a nice place to linger before going straight on to Siena
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 October 2023
  • Deborah L
    29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the extra to walk the walls
    We really enjoyed ourselves on this visit. Unlike other reviewers it was worth the 5 euros to walk the walls. This also gave you entry to the museum. Whilst this was not extensive, it was fun to dress up in the gear provided. The views from the walls were sublime. A nice way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
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Thomas Yardley
London, UK1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
I went there to find lots of tourists, they were charging me to get onto the battlement walkways.. they were so stingy they wouldn’t let me into the roof of the Auditore villa to synchronise.. no 360 panorama, no music, no leap of faith.. NOTHING!
Written 18 August 2020
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neilgriffiths1066
Leamington Spa, UK24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
One of those "must dos" of Tuscany and you won't be disappointed. We didn't feel the need to pay for the wall walk as the town itself affords great views. Just stroll and soak up the atmosphere of this exquisite little town, with a range of excellent cafes and restaurants
Written 29 August 2022
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travel_in_fours
Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates1,282 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A medieval town in Tuscany.
We reached at this place pretty later part of the day. We were glad that we could catch the sunset and grab a coffee. After spending few hours strolling in the town, we had dinner at a nice restaurant RISTORANTE DA REMO

however I would suggest to reach bit earlier and enjoy the beauty of this town.
You can also climb the wall of this castle which I am sure will provide breathtaking views. Since we were late the access was closed.
Written 29 August 2023
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Deborah L
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We really enjoyed ourselves on this visit. Unlike other reviewers it was worth the 5 euros to walk the walls. This also gave you entry to the museum. Whilst this was not extensive, it was fun to dress up in the gear provided. The views from the walls were sublime. A nice way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day
Written 18 October 2023
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aerete
Minneapolis, MN457 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
We discovered Castello Monteriggioni on our drive from Florence to Assisi. What a beautiful little Tuscan town.

It was Christmas day, so the local church was the only thing open. It was simple, rustic, and absolutely beautiful.

This is a must stop to explore if you are passing by.
Written 29 October 2021
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NormandInLondon
London, UK900 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
Cute hamlet surrounded by high walls. Feels quite touristy despite being labelled as a "hidden gem" by some guidebooks. Oh, well. It was still worthwhile and a nice place to linger before going straight on to Siena
Written 14 October 2023
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Neil C
Ampthill, UK41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Solo
As there is virtually no help on line this is my simple instruction on how to get to Monteriggioni.

From Siena ( or from Empoli / Florence ) take the train to Castellina in Chianti. Be aware not all trains stop here and on a Sunday the service is every two hours. Get a return ticket as there no ticket machine at Castellina.

When you arrive at the station as you exit after a few meters you will see a bike shelter / rack at the entrance to a simple park on your left. Take the greyish Tarmac path that goes behind this bike shelter and keep to it. You pass behind some houses the some offices/ factories before going into th countryside. Just stay on this oath and after a while you will start to see Monteriggioni in the distance. The path takes you under the main road, just keep walking and soon you will come onto a dirt path. This leads you right up to Monteriggioni.

It take about 39 minutes walking with purpose or 45 min stroll. It's flat until last 150m which is quite a steep hill but worth the effort. As you go through the arch entrance you enter an idealic world where little has changed for centries. The are cafes, restaurants and craft shops, sometime a small craft market. Well worth the trip.

Written 21 June 2015
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Aman Bakshi
Amsterdam, The Netherlands110 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2015 • Couples
Having played Assassin's Creed, Monteriggioni was one of the places I wanted to visit for a long time. It is a small castle built on a hilltop. We went there as a part of day tour package from Florence. The town is charming. I would have loved to spend more time there. You can see the whole town in an hour. The views of Tuscan countryside are superb from the castle. For Assassin's Creed fans, the town doesn't look similar to the in game castle and there is no Villa Auditore.
Written 2 August 2015
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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 24 April 2015
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Bruce W
Pittsburgh, PA688 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Couples
If history, architecture and culture bores you, then don't go to Monteriggioni, in fact why travel to Italy or anywhere else? Monteriggioni is significant for all these reasons and it's so close to Siena, why not enjoy a couple hours in an historical gem. Touristy? What isn't in Europe or anywhere for that matter. Dante (who was Tuscan, by the way) compares the turrets of Monteriggioni to the ring of giants encircling the infernal abyss in the "Inferno" section of his "Divine Comedy." (I figured, if the city impressed Dante, I should see it!) The Medici dynasty wanted and captured Monteriggioni. (If the Medici's desired it, I should see it!) The walls and turrets are beautifully preserved. The architecture is perfectly Medieval. The little museum has some unusual items from the period. Santa Maria, the village church, is a Romanesque rarity with a serene interior. The flowers and small gardens within the walls provide a stark contrast to all the massive stonework. The restaurants in the main piazza are inviting. (We had a superb lunch at one and lingered over a bottle of Tuscan rose under the Tuscan sun.) Many of the shops are interesting. All are reasons to visit Monteriggioni. It's a quick stop on some Tuscan day tours, but if you want to linger, you can drive there from Siena in 15-20 minutes or take a bus or taxi - or you can hike one way from Siena and take the bus back, apparently a popular activity. We took a taxi and arranged for the taxi to pick us up 3 hours later. We were impressed and feel historically, architecturally and culturally inspired by the visit.
Written 28 August 2019
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