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Wonderful and inspirational visit

Arrived on a stormy, wet day to a very warm welcome. Our guide was fantastic mixing the history of... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2016
LakesMarion
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Memorable castle and tour

Really interesting guided tour from a local artist/guide - who infused the impressive history of... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
NathanD1035
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In Sienese territory, just a few kilometres from Poggibonsi, heading towards Monteriggioni, stands a "Knight" on theVia Francigena, la Rocca di Staggia, the stones of which, like a book, tell the tale of five centuries of history.
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Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy
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Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a stormy, wet day to a very warm welcome. Our guide was fantastic mixing the history of the castle with the story of the fabulous art exhibition inside. View from top of tower excellent even in the rain. Unique and special place. Go...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Really interesting guided tour from a local artist/guide - who infused the impressive history of the castle and surrounds with commentary on the various functions of the castle. The guide was very generous with her time and was thoroughly fascinating.

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 25 October 2015

Visiting the Rocca di Staggia is a bit off of the beaten path, but isn't that what you enjoy about traveling? Walking up gives you vistas of the imposing high stone walls, upon which you'll be exploring once inside. Not much English spoken, but you're...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank David B L
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This castle is quite the hidden gem. We selected our accommodations in Staggia Senese without knowledge of this castle. It was a delightful surprise to discover not only the castle in the same town we were staying but it was our view from our accommodations...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank AAlimo
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

A circular walled town with 14 towers which is still intact. Interesting to see the walls and towers; not much in the inside except some shops but does have a couple of good restaurants. Excellent example of a walled defensive site used by Siena against...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank ctbulldog90
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Thanks to this visit and the information provided , I'm now hoping to visit other sites on the via francigena pilgrimage route in the Staggia valley. Also very curious about the rocca's role in the Florence/sienna wars. Amazing complete city wall. The best kind of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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Reviewed 6 July 2015

no English spoken, but neat little village. fun to explore, very traditional. everything was closed when we got there at 2pm. wished we would have gotten there earlier in the day.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank StephanieCorboPecht
Reviewed 2 July 2015

Nice old castle which was fought over during the war between Siena and Florence. Pretty empty but worth the visit as the tour guide was great.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Michael S
Reviewed 19 June 2015 via mobile

No on site parking but well worth the little walk to the castle. There doesn't seem to be a lot there but the guided tour REALLY brings it to life. Very informative and we left knowing more local history than before. Not a place for...More

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank Kirk H
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We stopped at La Rocca di Staggia while driving through Tuscany and it was well worth the visit. It's not a large castle but very interesting none the less, showing the history of medieval times. For 5€, you get a personal guided tour through the...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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