Monteriggioni Holidays

Monteriggioni is a Tuscan gem, once mentioned by Dante in his Divine Comedy and today known for its mesmerising skyline and prime hilltop position. Surrounded by a fortress wall complete with 14 majestic towers, Monteriggioni is one of the region’s must-visit destinations and is often compared with nearby San Gimignano.

The town itself is an intimate collection of medieval buildings, laid out in a haphazard fashion and surrounded entirely by the 13th-century walls. These awe-inspiring fortifications span nearly 2,000 feet, offering plenty of vantage points along their impressive length. Down below, the streets are a jumble of pretty townhouses and quaint churches, all within easy reach of Piazza Roma, the town’s main square. 

Another plus point for this hilltop town is its location – it’s half an hour’s drive from both Siena and San Gimignano, and only an hour from the Tuscan capital of Florence. Climb the medieval towers of San Gimignano for a bird’s-eye view of the region, head to Siena for its many Gothic delights or make the journey to Florence to experience the Renaissance era in all its glory. 
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Things to do in Monteriggioni

Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA). Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours. 

When to go

Tuscany is predominantly a summer destination, with the main tourist season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August, this is also when Tuscany is at its busiest. However, Tuscany also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. The coast has wonderful sea breezes and the hilltop towns are much cooler than the lower countryside villages. The best time to visit is during the quieter season, from April to June and September to October when the weather is good, prices are a bit lower and there are fewer crowds. There are many festivals and events throughout the year in Tuscany and Easter and Christmas are always busy.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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