The Walled Castle of Monteriggioni in Tuscany

Italophilia

Spending a day in Florence in the summer can get to you because it is hot and crowded. Getting away from the crowds is essential I think.

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DSC03425 Entrance to the town

I made decisions to first visit Fiesole and then the walled town of Monteriggioni near Siena. Past the rolling hills, cypress trees and wine tasting, there was the little town.

DSC03431 Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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It was built in the 13th century and has a castle preserved since then. The army used to look at the enemies from afar in times of war from here. No wonder the town is walled.

DSC03432 A Medieval well.

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On entering there is a small piazza with a Romanesque church. On another side a toursim office and a Bar and Cafe. Ristorante Il Posso is adorable and famous here and also happens to be the place I ate. With a great list of wine options and…

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