Excursion to Monteriggioni and Cherry Dinner
Nested on a natural hillock about 12 miles (20 km) from Siena, Monteriggioni is undoubtedly one of the most classical, well preserved and best known medieval walled towns. Even the Italian poet Dante Alighieri mentions his 'round enclosure' in the Divine Comedy (Hell, chant XXXI vv. 40-41). The town was built by the Senesis in the 13th century and its ideal position allowed them to control the Elsa and Staggia Valleys in the direction of Florence, the historic enemy of Siena, that at that time was rapidly expanding its territory. The walls, nearly intact, cover a length of 570 meters and are alternated by 14 towers and two gates, the Senese Gate and the Florence Gate. Recently a part of the wall walk of the town walls has been restored and made accessible. From the top of the walled circuit, it is possible to admire the surrounding Chianti countryside. After the visit let us spoil you with a delicious 4-course dinner, including unlimited drinks, in a traditional family owned agriturismo (farmhouse). Taste locally produced wines, Italian antipasti, home made pasta and discover exactly what cherries have to do with all of this...?
Approximate value: 54 EUR per person