Become a Princess at Monteriggioni Castle in Tuscany

Monteriggioni Castle in Northern ItalyThe Castle: Monteriggioni
Location: Monteriggioni, Tuscany, Italy

My expectation of visiting a castle was guardsmen at the gates, statuesque horses, kings with crowns and of course a moat. Sort of like how I felt seeing the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. Sort of. But, not quite. Maybe I have seen too many fairytales or may I was just visiting a few hundred years too late.

Monteriggioni in Northern Italy is quite the spectacle even sans the symbolic “royalty” sightings.

We had rented a car and were leisurely driving through the Northern Italy countryside when we stumbled upon Monteriggioni. This day the castle was mostly filled with school children on a field trip. Those were some very lucky kids. I can only remember going to the local zoo for my elementary outings. Never visiting an Italian castle.
Annette White at Monteriggioni CastleMonteriggioni Castle in Northern ItalyMonteriggioni Castle has turned into most of a tourist attraction than anything else. With its cafe, souvenir shop and leather shoe store it’s hard to picture the majestic happenings of it’s prior usage.

Though I have checked off this goal on my bucket list, I still want to go to a castle that has a moat (& maybe a princess)!

Read more Northern Italy stories…


Florence Bucket List: 40 of the Best Things to Do in Italy’s Top City
Northern Italy Dream: A Stay at a Luxury Farmhouse in Tuscany
10 Foods for your Italy Bucket List
Stay in a Tuscan Villa in Italy
Walk on the Via Dell’Amore Trail in Cinque Terre
Drink a Bellini at Harrys Bar in Venice, Italy
11 Things Restaurants in Italy Do Differently
Scale the 463 Stairs of the Florence Duomo
Things to do in Florence in a Day
Bucket List of 6 Amazing Northern Italy Views
Italian Adapters, Converters & Voltage (AKA: The Flat Iron Dilemma)
10-Day Northern Italy Itinerary


2018-01-04T23:13:34+00:00April 26th, 2010|Categories: Europe, Italy, TRAVEL|Tags: , |


  1. Bucket List Journey » Have You Said More Than You’ve Done? December 30, 2010 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    […] Visited a Castle […]

  2. 543 Bucket List Ideas. No More Excuses. December 29, 2012 at 4:29 pm - Reply

    […] Visit a castle […]

  3. In the Last Year Have You Said More Than You've Done? January 21, 2013 at 11:41 pm - Reply

    […] Visited a Castle […]

  4. 10 Favorite Bucket List Experiences January 26, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    […] Visit a Castle I have always had a secret fantasy about reliving the lifestyle of royalty and, since I don’t […]

  5. […] Visit a castle […]

Leave A Comment