Medieval Event in Monteriggioni
It is already a couple of days since, in the centre of Tuscany, an enchanting medieval event in Monteriggioni is exciting thousands of tourists. This event is called “Monteriggioni di torri si corona” started.
During these days the small town is able to revalue all its ancient traditions and show them proudly whoever want to participate to it.
This ancient village, which is situated right in the centre of Tuscany, has so much antique origins, dated back to the medieval time. The Florentine army was unable to conquer the town, thanks to its strategical position (the fortress lies on the top of a hill) and its strong thirteen-century city walls. For this reason, it was quite often used even by Sienese people, in order to find a safe place.
What makes Monteriggioni unique in the world are its towers. Even the great poet Dante Alighieri was so amazed by the strength of the 14 towers that mentioned the town in a canto of his masterpiece, the Divine Comedy, where the poet wrote: “As with circling round /Of turrets, Monteriggioni crowns his walls”. The name of the event derives right from here.
Let’s get back to the event… By these days, while entering into Monteriggioni, you will pass through a time portal, which bring you about a thousand years ago. Walking along the street and squares of the hamlet to will get in touch with matrons, knights and even artisans, whose ateliers are perfectly recreated. The peculiarity of this occurrence, that will make your participation unforgettable, is the possibility to buy common used objects. These will be created by the artisans (painters, smiths, woodworkers and many others) right in front of your eyes.
Furthermore, during the day, you will admire lot of parades of jesters and jugglers, who will entertain adults and children with their plays. The setting of this magical medieval event in Monteriggioni is the majestic castle, the perfect setting to recreate the atmosphere and feelings of that time. Since 5 PM the gates will be opened and you will be able to change money into the past value, visit the taverns and admire the marvellous commemoration the people will set up.
Since 7 PM to late-night there will be many exhibitions, like for example “The Rhythm, the strength e the grace” or “ Ite Missa est”, whose lights and stilts performances, will astonish you like nothing before.
Therefore, the Borgo Grondaie’s crew suggests you visiting this unique hamlet, which includes the nature of the typical Tuscan hills and its thousand-year old history, in this weekend: you will live an experience you will never forget.