This town lies very near the SS2, only 12km from Siena.
Monteriggioni is a typical Tuscan walled town (Picture 1) which has a unique allure attracting many tourists. It was founded at the very beginning of the 13th century. The reconstruction that half the towers underwent in the 1900s was carried out so perfectly that it is difficult to know which ones are not originals. In spite of how small Monteriggioni is, its towers intimidated the Florentines in their power struggle against the Sienese.