Renowned since the Middle Ages because of its strategic location, Monteriggioni is extremely well preserved and still protected by its city walls. Monteriggioni is magical, especially at sunset and visitors will be transported back in time when exploring this quaint little town.
Things to do in Monteriggioni
Monteriggioni is a small village with 50 stone houses and a beautiful main square with a small but lovely Romanesque church. The town only has two restaurants, some stores and wine shops specialised in the wines from the region.
Despite Monteriggioni being small and thus not having many attractions, it is extremely gratifying exploring the village and enjoy its peaceful and its pleasant atmosphere. One of the best parts of the visit consists of walking along its walls, from where you can observe the colourful Tuscan countryside.
A great place to combine with other visits
Due to its small-scale, Monteriggioni is a town which can be seen in a couple of hours. It is located 34 miles (55 km) to the south of Florence and 15 miles (25 km) from Siena, which makes it the perfect place to visit on your way back to Florence back from Siena.
Getting to Monteriggioni
The simplest ways of getting to Monteriggioni are:
- English-speaking guided tour: The easiest and most comfortable way of exploring the towns near Florence is by booking an English-speaking guided tour. For just € 59 (US$ 70.50) per person, the excursion includes a pick-up at your hotel and a tour of Siena, San Gimignano, Monteriggioni and the Chianti, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. You can book the tour by clicking here.
- Bus: There are regular buses that run between Florence and Monteriggioni. Although it is not the most comfortable option, it is definitely the cheapest.
- Rent a car: You can also get to Monteriggioni from Florence by car, which gives you the freedom to stop along the way and discover other parts of Tuscany. Click here if you would like to rent a car.