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Walls of Monteriggioni
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Rijeka, Croatia
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“nice to see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013

Nice and peaseful little town near Siena with few restourants,caffe bars, nice small galery and few interesting shops with hand made things. Nice square with old church, old houses-everything so charming. I didn want to go.... it was so relaksing...

Visited May 2013
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“Medieval Fortress worth a stop”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

The fortress built in 13th century was an outpost to protect Siena from the Florentines not successfully in the end but formidable looking nevertheless with ramparts and definitely worth a stop. Parking is ample at 3 levels. The base level has free parking slots for those who don't mind walking up furthest a steep slope. The walled fortress sits in a commanding position across Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia with surrounding vineyards totally arresting in the setting Tuscan sun. There is a modest fee for climbing up to the walled ramparts. There is a tiny piazza Roma in the middle of it bordered by a Romanesque church and renaissance buildings. Shops now populate these buildings with a few pizza and gelato places. Il Pozzo is a very good restaurant there ( see my review) so is a four star hotel. Recommended for a slow lunch and a walkabout with your loved ones.

Visited November 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“Medieval walled town worth exploring”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

The views from the walls of this village are spectacular. Beautiful little church in Piazza Roma San Lorenzo is a must see. Explore local crafts in a handful of small shops. If you have time for a meal you must try the main restaurant Il Pozzo

Visited October 2013
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Worcester, MA
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“Unexpected Gem near Castel Bigozzi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

We stayed 2 nights at Castel Bigozzi which is about 10 to 15 minutes from Montereggioni and less than half an hour from Siena.
On the morning when we went to Monteriggioni we didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised to find an ancient walled-in village on top of a hill in Tuscany.
You can walk on top of the wall (just like Carcassonne) and enjoy the wonderful countryside around you, explore the few stores around the market square and find lovely motives for photos.
Even though this was after mid October, we had great weather with a deep blue sky, no clouds and ca. 75 F (20 Degrees Celsius).
You can easily explore the entire village in 30 minutes, it's very small.

Compared with Carcassonne in Southern France I rate it 4 stars.

Visited October 2013
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Miami, Florida
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“One of those hard to forget places in Tuscany”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

The ride from Siena to Monteriggioni is spectacular cause the road(very narrow one) passes very close to another community Casole d'Elsa a towering little town nestled in a mountain,and the views throughout the ride are spectacular and only seeing in Tuscany.The town is a small hill and it's like suspended in time very small but beautiful with all those narrow streets with those medieval houses that takes you back in time.
The wall around the town is very well preserved and the views from the top of the tower are magnificent.Great experience!!!

Visited October 2013
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