Monteriggioni

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Ringed by 13C walls fortifying this tiny town, Monteriggioni is a gem of medieval architecture and features notable cultural sites.

Monteriggioni is a commune in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy. Monteriggioni is a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, built by the Sienese in 1214–19. The roughly circular walls, totalling a length of about 570 metres (1,870 ft) and following the natural contours of the hill, were built between 1213 and 1219. There are 14 towers on square bases set at equidistance, and two portals or gates. The main piazza, the Piazza Roma, is dominated by a Romanesque church with a simple, plain façade.
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