Italy in Photos
Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia
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Monteriggioni is a comune in the province of Siena in the Italian region of Toscana. It borders on the communes of Casole d’Elsa, Castellina in Chianti, Castelnuovo Berardenga, Colle di Val d’Elsa, Poggibonsi, Siena and Sovicille. The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri’s Divine Comedy.
It is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence, by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d’Elsa and Val Staggia to the west.
The roughly circular walls, totalling a length of about 570 metres (1,870 ft) and following the natural contours of the hill, were built between 1213 and 1219. There are 14 towers on square bases set at equidistance, and two portals or gates. One gate, the Porta Fiorentina opens toward Florence to the north, and the other, the Porta Romana, faces Rome to the south. The main street within the walls connects the two gates in a roughly straight line. Wikipedia
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
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