Monteriggioni is a wonderful medieval walled town in the province of Siena, which we’ve already presented some time ago.
Today, we’d like to focus on the wall’s old patrol walkways, which are partially accessible and offer a great view of the spectacular countryside near Siena.
Immortalized by Dante Alighieri in the XXXI canto of his “Inferno” – when the great Italian poet describes the
circling round / Of turrets that looks like terrible Giants stuck in the rock of the 9th and last circle of Hell, where traitors are punished – Monteriggioni is surrounded by the wonderful valleys and plains of the Montagnola Senese.
Today eleven of the fourteen towers built between 1260 and 1270 are still standing, and rise some six meters above the walls that dominate the beautiful park of the Via Francigena, which allowed pilgrims to reach Rome from northern Europe.
Take a beautiful panoramic stroll in Siena’s Middle Ages.