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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to explore the beauty of Monteriggioni a captivating town in Tuscany: – Monteriggioni is a town in Tuscany, Italy, that preserves its medieval charm and history. It is situated on a hill, surrounded by a circular wall with 14 towers. The wall was built by the Sienese in the 13th century as a defensive fortress against the Florentines. The town has remained almost unchanged since then and offers a glimpse of the past. Dante Alighieri mentioned Monteriggioni in his Divine Comedy, comparing its towers to the giants around the inferno. Monteriggioni has a small but charming historic centre, where you can walk along the cobblestone streets and admire the stone houses and churches. The main square, Piazza Roma, is the heart of the town, where you can see the Town Hall, the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, and the Museum of Medieval Armours and Weapons. You can also climb up the wall and enjoy a panoramic view of the Tuscan countryside. Monteriggioni is not only a historical treasure, but also a cultural and gastronomic destination. The town hosts several events throughout the year, such as the Medieval Festival in July, when the town comes alive with music, shows, and costumes. You can also taste the local specialties, such as the pappardelle with wild boar sauce, the ribollita soup, and the cantucci biscuits. And of course, you can sip the excellent wine produced in the nearby vineyards, such as the Chianti Classico or the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Monteriggioni is a town that will enchant you with its beauty, atmosphere, and tradition. It is a perfect place to experience the authentic Tuscan spirit.

Strada Comunale di Monteriggioni is a street in Monteriggioni which runs from Via Cassia Nord to Str. attorno alle Mura (Photos 1-2) – Piazza Roma is the main square of Monteriggioni, a medieval walled town in the province of Siena, Tuscany. The square is surrounded by stone houses and features the Romanesque church of Santa Maria Assunta. The square also hosts several businesses, such as restaurants, tourist offices, and accommodation facilities. (Photos 3-4-5-8-9-10-11) – The church of Santa Maria Assunta is a Romanesque church built in 1213, located in the main square of Monteriggioni. It has a simple stone façade with a circular window and a stone arch over the entrance. The interior was renovated in modern times and has plaster walls and vaulted ceilings. The church also has a bell tower from 1299 and a 17th century painting of the Madonna of the Rosary. (Photos 6-7) – Vicolo Stretto is a street in Monteriggioni which runs from Via Antonio Gramsci to Via I° Maggio (Photo 12) – Via I° Maggio is a street in Monteriggioni which runs from Porta Franca (o Romea) to Str. attorno alle Mura (Photo 13-14-14-16-17-18) – Via Antonio Gramsci is a street in Monteriggioni which runs from Largo di Fontebranda to Piazza Roma (Photos 19-20)

Monteriggioni Cuisine: – Monteriggioni is known for its traditional Tuscan cuisine, which features local ingredients such as olive oil, wine, cheese, bread, meat, and vegetables. Some of the typical dishes you can find in Monteriggioni are: – Pappa al pomodoro: a thick soup made with bread, tomatoes, garlic, basil, and olive oil. It is usually served hot or cold, depending on the season. – Ribollita: another bread-based soup, but with beans, kale, cabbage, carrots, onions, and herbs. It is called ribollita because it is reheated (ribollita means reboiled) before serving, – Pici: a type of thick, hand-rolled pasta, like spaghetti but more irregular in shape. It is often served with a sauce made with garlic, cheese, pepper, and breadcrumbs (aglione) or with wild boar ragù (cinghiale). – Cinta senese: a breed of pig native to the Siena area, which has a distinctive black coat with a white belt. Its meat is prized for its flavour and quality, and it is used to make salami, ham, sausages, and other cured products. – Panforte: a dense, spiced cake made with honey, nuts, dried fruits, and candied citrus peel. It is a typical dessert of Siena and its surroundings, and it is often eaten during Christmas.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk– Strada Comunale di Monteriggioni to  Via Antonio Gramsci
Approximately 0.54 km – 0.34 miles

The walk starts in Strada Comunale di Monteriggioni – Piazza Roma – Chiesa di Santa Maria – Piazza Roma – Vicolo Stretto – Via I° Maggio – Via Antonio Gramsci