Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Monteriggioni

Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214-1219 as a front line in their wars against Florence, by assuming command of the Via Cassia running through the Val d'Elsa and Val Staggia to the west.


The journey from Colle di Val d'Elsa passed through the village of Strove and Sigerico's stop, Abbadia Isola. 
 The approach on the Via Francigena revealed Monteriggioni from afar.
Within Monteriggioni, the scene presents the atmosphere of a medieval fortress town.


The walls of the city.
The pilgrims accomodations, Santa Maria Assunta.


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