Mura di ponente - From Porta Fiorentina, Italy

Mura di ponente - From Porta Fiorentina, Italy
Mura di ponente - From Porta Fiorentina, Italy
The Mura di Ponente and Porta Fiorentina are two of the main attractions in the remarkably preserved 14th-century Tuscan hilltop village of Monteriggioni. The mura (walls) are impressive, with 9 towers and two portals providing access to the town. The Porta Fiorentina is the main entrance, built in 1344 and further reinforced in 1391. Most structures in the village, including the tower, date from the 13th-14th centuries, making them a fascinating reminder of Medieval Italy. Visitors can explore the walls and the winding lanes of the quaint village and appreciate its unique architecture, panoramic views and vibrant colors. Nearby attractions include the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, with its adjoining cloisters and a fine bell tower, as well as some other churches, an historical museum, and the Sanctuary of Santa Maria delle Grazie. A visit to Monteriggioni is a fantastic way to appreciate local Italian heritage and culture while on vacation, perfect for sightseeing, photography, and a unique, unforgettable experience.