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Monteriggioni

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Monteriggioni is a beautiful medieval town located in the province of Siena. The villages was built, at the beginning of the 13th century, on a hill by the Republic of Siena in order to protect the territory by the attacks of the Florentine’s army. In 1554 the Sienese thought they had secured the villages under their dominion thank to the help of a Florentine’s exile Giovannino Zeti. However Zeti betrayed them and soon handed the city to the Medici Family.

The city was fortified in 1213: the walls were built following the outlines of the hill forming almost a circle. Fourteen towers and two gates were added. The Porta Fiorentina is located on the northern side of the walls facing Florence, while the Porta Romana is located south facing Rome. Monteriggioni’s main street connects the two gates.

Things to see

The most important square of the town is Piazza Roma. Here it is possible to admire a Romanesque Church and the Palaces built by the wealthy people of Monteriggioni during the Renaissance period. On the side streets there are many little beautiful gardens once used to feed the population during the wars.

Private San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and San Galgano Abbey Tour

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From: $88.95

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:30 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, sun

meeting point

pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

Your driver and guide will meet you at your accommodation in Siena to take you on a full day excursion. Enjoy this fantastic journey and discover two beautiful medieval towns in TuscanySan Gimignano and Monteriggioni, and the Abbey of San Galgano.

Your first stop will be the beautiful San Gimignano. The town’s fourteen medieval towers are visible from a great distance, giving the hilltop settlement a remarkable and unforgettable skyline. San Gimignano is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Tuscany, boasting beautiful buildings such as churches and palazzos. You will have time to discover this gorgeous city on your own. We suggest to visit the wonderfully preserved main square called the Piazza della Cisterna, and the 13th century Palazzo del Popolo, San Gimignano’s town hall. Both the plaza and the Palazzo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Among the many churches present in San Gimignano we recommend a visit to the two biggest ones: the Collegiata in the Piazza del Duomo and the Chiesa di Sant’Agostino. Both churches contain beautiful frescoes and other important artworks. After your tour try one of the delicious restaurant of the city where you can taste the mouth-watering local cuisine!

Next you will visit the enchanting medieval village of Monteriggioni. Here you will have time to visit the city on your own. We suggest to walk around the distinctive circular walls that surround the village; to visit Piazza Roma with its Romanesque church and Renaissance Palaces. Later you will continue your tour with the visit of the unique ruins of the San Galgano Abbey.

At the end of the visit you will return back to your accommodation in Siena.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of San Gimignano

– Independent visit of Monteriggioni

– Independent visit of San Galgano Abbey

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– San Gimignano

– La Collegiata Duomo of San Gimignano

– Monteriggioni

– San Galgano Abbey

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your accommodation