Tour of Monteriggioni on horseback
Near the City of Siena, Monteriggioni and its mighty walls overlooking the vast territory of the Montagnola Senese are the protagonists of this horseback tour suitable for everyone.
Beginners and experts alike can enjoy the thrill of two days in the saddle on this particular horse trail that circumnavigates the castle and does not involve any kind of difficulty for either the riders or the horses.
Also along the stretch of the Via Francigena that crosses this area, the route winds through the hills of the Montagnola Senese, a very naturalistic area characterized by woods and clearings, characteristic stones such as the typical yellow marble, aquifers and karst caves.
But that’s not all: the other hills included in this short horseback tour are precisely those of the Chianti Gallo Nero, where the famous wine is born.
Riding stables and structures along the route guarantee welcome and assistance for everyone, people and horses.
One of the most incredible and characteristic cities of art, with intact medieval beauty and unquestionable charm. Siena is identified above all with the unmistakable Piazza del Campo, the Piazza del Palio, which suddenly reveals itself in the alleys of the center, dominated by the imposing Torre del Mangia. Siena is art, tradition and food and wine, it is a slow stroll among the buildings and palaces that characterize each “Contrada”. It is an experience to be done slowly and to be discovered step by step.
It is no coincidence that in Dante’s Divine Comedy there was a “round circle” that “crowns itself with towers”: Monteriggioni is a typical intact medieval castle, where time seems to have stopped. Suggestive from the outside, delightful inside, with shops and shops, small houses, surrounded by thick walls and 15 fortified towers. A blast from the past a stone’s throw from Siena.
Strongly naturalistic area that laps the city of Siena and extends into the municipalities of Casole d’Elsa, Monteriggioni and Sovicille. Woods and Mediterranean scrub are home to unique animal species and alternate with rivers, aquifers, karst caves and deposits of “torre stone” (the Sienese yellow marble). Place of origin of the Cinta Senese and crossed by the Via Francigena, the Montagnola Senese accompanies the visitor among its numerous castles, parish churches and hermitages.
It is on these hills that one of the most famous DOCG red wines in the world is born. The Chianti area extends between Siena, Florence and Arezzo and absorbs the peculiarities of each area, although the whole area is characterized by vineyards and hills dotted with small typical villages, mostly born from ancient fortified border settlements.
A small town on the outskirts of Chianti, Quercegrossa is literally divided between the municipalities of Castelnuovo Berardenga and Monteriggioni. Just outside the center, in the area of the ancient mill, there is one of the largest swimming pools in Tuscany.