Become a Princess at Monteriggioni Castle in Tuscany

My expectation of visiting a Monteriggioni 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.

Tuscany's Castello de Monteriggioni in Italy

Tuscany’s Castello di Monteriggioni in Italy

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

Tuscany's Castello de Monteriggioni in Italy
Tuscany's Castello de Monteriggioni in Italy

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.

Monteriggioni Castle (Castello di Monteriggioni) 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.

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