Visiting the Monteriggioni Castle in Tuscany

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The Monteriggioni Castle is located on the summit of the Mount Ala, because the the so-called podestà Guelfo da Porcari wanted to dominate all the Sienese territory, especially because he wanted to gain control over the Staggia valleys and both the Via Cassia and the Elsa, some very important streets going directly to Florence.

Even if the fortress was built between 1213 and 1219, nowadays it still preserves its link with both history and culture, having its elliptically-shaped boundary wall and its 15 towers.

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