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This made our day

We went there casually and the first impression of the castle was just normal. Everything changed... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2014
Andrea R
via mobile
Absolute gem

If you have to go out of your way to visit the Rocca di Staggia, well do it. We hadn't booked our... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2014
Alessandra A
Turin, Italy
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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.
Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy
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Reviewed 4 September 2014 via mobile

We went there casually and the first impression of the castle was just normal. Everything changed when we decided to pay for the guided visit. Just for 5 euros we really enjoyed the very interesting story and secrets of the fortress and the artistic show...More

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Reviewed 29 August 2014 via mobile

If you have to go out of your way to visit the Rocca di Staggia, well do it. We hadn't booked our tour, we just showed up at the gate and off we went, deep-diving into medieval history. The castle is beautiful in itself, the...More

1  Thank Alessandra A
Reviewed 18 August 2014 via mobile

Me and my wife saw this castle from the motorway and decided to stop and to visit it after having lunch. It is an old castle that comes from de end of the 9th century. Its walls have seen lots of armies and also have...More

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Reviewed 30 July 2014

Saw the castle whilst on a train from Poggibonsi to Sienna and thought we'd go to see it because it looked so impressive and reminded me of castles I'd seen as a child on holiday in Wales. What a treat. Thoroughly enjoyable and informative excursion...More

Date of experience: July 2014
3  Thank loriw826
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We had a personalised tour for our family of 6, including kids aged 5, 9, 12 & 15. We were shown around by an Italian who had decent English and thought the stories of the history of the castle to life as we liked around....More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank Mark C
Reviewed 1 January 2014

To enter the fortress you pay 5 Euro for the short guided tour. The towers are locked and are not visitable unescorted. I was only solo but nevertheless the custodian showed me everything and told about fortress' history. He speaks English well. The place is...More

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank dekomo
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This place is a little gem. Monteriggioni gets all the attention but Staggia has more impressive town walls and this fantastic castle. It stands proud at one end of the town, has fantastic views over the surrounding countryside and has been carefully restored. The guy...More

Date of experience: August 2013
1  Thank DenzilW
Reviewed 11 September 2013

Very interesting tour. A nice change from tourist traps. Beautiful setting. Our guides were very knowledgeable. It was not far from Poggibonsi, so we didn't have to spend a lot of time in the car.

Date of experience: September 2013
Thank Julie D
Reviewed 21 July 2013

We took the suggestion of previous TripAdvisor visitors and decided to stop here while in the Siena area; myself, my husband, and our 13-year-old. We were so glad we did, and my daughter joins us in that. There was no one else there at the...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank MRM10111
Reviewed 13 May 2013

very nice place! historical and artistic place, very well explained by the guide. friendly people, kind and prepared on every stone of the "rocca".

Date of experience: May 2013
Thank Erika Z
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