Image of an old road sign for monteriggioni italy

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni is without doubt one of the most classical Italian walled villages. Since the Middle Ages its fame was so great that Dante refers to his 'round enclosure' in the Divine Comedy (Hell, chant XXXI vv. 40-41). The walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and are alternated by 14 towers and two gates.

Within the walls, a main street crosses the piazza lined with a few houses, a pretty Romanesque church, some craft shops, restaurants and a public garden.