Monteriggioni, a small medieval village in the Senese hills, was originally built in the 13th century
as a fortress to defend Siena against Florentine attacks.
A surrounding wall, evenly spaced out by 14 towers, protects the little group of houses gathered around the square, which hosts a 14th century parish church on one side and a well in the center.
Nothing has changed ever since within the walls of Monteriggioni, whose shape was compared to a crown by the great poet Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy.
Narrow stone alleyways will lead the visitors of Monteriggioni to discover beautiful views over the surrounding countryside, amid picturesque buildings, gardens and artisan shops from another era.
Climbing onto the oval city walls that mark the boundary of the Hotel’s Garden, a walkway along the ancient patrol path opens up amazing views over both the village and the surrounding Tuscan countryside.