Car rental with driver - Monteriggioni , Siena and Chianti private tour
Monteriggioni stands peacefully on top of one of the graceful hilis north of Siena. It owes its picturesque beauty to the clear-cut outline of its enclosing wall and 14 square towers. The fortress was formerly a Ghibelline outpost, built by the Sienese in the early 13C, and was described by Dante in his “Divine Comedy”.
Orient Yourself: Monteriggioni lies only l5km/9mi from Siena; its towers are visible from the Florence - Siena motorway.
Parking:Traffic Is restricted within the walls to residents and hotel guests only. Car park beside the approach road 5min on foot from the entrance. As the approach road beyond the car park is steep, it is not advisable to drive up to the village with a trailer or caravan in tow.
The village, which Is totaily contained within its walls, consists of a long main street running from south to north between the two gates and passing along one side of the square which is flanked (east) by a smail Romanesque-Gothic church. The few houses are in a narrow lane leading off the northwest corner of the square.