Monteriggioni and Badia Isola
Monteriggioni is known for its perfectly preserved city walls crowned by 14 towers, and for the lines about them in Dante's "Divine Comedy". The castle belonged the noble family Staggia in the 12th century, acting as a Sienese outpost in the wars against Florence.
In this well-preserved medieval town we can still feel the atmosphere of those former times, as in the square with the church of Santa Maria Assunta, which has retained its Romanesque-Gothic structure unchanged.
The richness of the surroundings is also impressive: in Abbadia Isola we find the Romanesque Abbey of San Salvatore, which houses a marble relic urn in the Romanesque style, a 14th Century baptismal font with a "Madonna and Child” by Sano di Pietro and an "Ascension” by Vincenzo Tamagni.
|Monteriggioni or other meeting place by arrangement
|ca. 30 km southeast of San Gimignano, transfer by own car
|165 € per group