Monthly Archives: September 2016

MONTERIGGIONI GATE OF THE MIDDLE AGES

Monteriggioni gate of the Middle Ages. Monteriggioni is located at the southwestern end of the Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany, about 20 km from Siena, and is placed on top of a gentle hill surrounded by beautiful vineyards and olive groves. The castle of Monteriggioni was founded in the second decade of...

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29 September 2016

THE MEDIEVAL VILLAGE OF MARCIANO DELLA CHIANA

The medieval village of Marciano della Chiana is extraordinary preserved and perhaps it shows the most beautiful fortress in the whole district of Valdichiana.

Uncertain is the etymological origin of the name of the town, it must trace back to the noble Roman family “Marcia” that was one of the most passionate supporters of the...

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15 September 2016