Albergo il Colombaio

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Castello di Monteriggioni

The famous castle

Castello di Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni Castle along the Via Francigena, is located about 10 km far from the Albergo il Colombaio. It was built from Siena's Republic between 1214 and 1219 for defensive purpose during the war between Siena and Firenze. It is on the top of an hill to guard to Siena's road access from the North.

The circular plant of the castle and his walls, make it a unique place. Today it is a major tourist destination, especially in July during the medieval festival. Into the castle there is the museum of the armour.