Monteriggioni is a beautifully preserved medieval fortified village, built on a hillock.
The circle of walls, dating from the 13C and the largest of its kind in Tuscany to have survived practically intact, has fourteen towers.
Monteriggioni is mentioned by Dante: Divina Commedia. Inferno, xxxi. 41-44 ‘…come in su la cerchia londa Monteriggioni di torri si corona’.
A main street crosses the village, joining the two gates. A few houses and a pretty Romanesque church face onto the piazza, and other houses surround a small public garden. Inside the walls are other private gardens. Siena transformed Monteriggioni in the imposing Fortress to protection of the boundary north in the wars against the enemy Florence.
The walled-town of Monteriggioni offers several wonderful historic spots for legal civil weddings:
TIMES FOR WEDDINGS
Holidays: 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 27 July PATRON SAINT OF TOWN, 15 Aug, 1 Nov, 8 Dec, 24, 25, 26 Dec, 31 Dec, 1 Jan, 6 Jan.