Tuscany is one of Italy's world famous regions. Tuscany, with its enchanted landscapes from the mountain to the sea. Tuscany, with its towns with museums, cathedrals, historical buildings, streets, towns like Florence, Siena, Pisa and more. Tuscany, full of ancient Etruscan and Roman ruins...
But one can not pass through this land without being aware of Medieval Tuscany.
Still visible are the small walled towns which are a testimony to the Middle Ages just as much as its great cities.
Castles, fortresses, watch-towers, and town walls appear everywhere; some are well preserved, others are in ruins, but the main remnants are not on the tourist routes. In this site, created to inform people of the existence and preservation state of these testimonies to the medieval era, you will find history, photos, and plans of some of these fortifications.
In the Middle Ages the importance of the Val d'Orcia was tied mainly to the 'Francigena', principal European Road, that crossed the valley longitudinally for all its length. Besides the large diffusion of urban centers and castles there were numerous 'Spedali'.More info
Campiglia Marittima, whose existence has been documented since the 11th century, is made up of a Rocca and an historic center, which together form a very interesting monumental complex, but further enriched with the presence the archeomineral park of San Silvestro just three kilometres away.More info
Castiglione della Pescaia was an important fortified settlement since the Etruscan and Roman times. The coast is dominated by the medieval walled town, still surrounded by high stone walls, located on the promontory crowned by the ancient castle.More info
Palazzaccio di Marcignano is the name by which today we call the ruins of the Castle of the Da Gavignano. The fortress formed a defensive triad with the castles of Tizzano and of Musignano, situated off the road that led to the Maremma.More info
Around two kilometers southwest of Pratovecchio, on a hill of 621 meters high set on the right of the river Arno, rise the stately ruins of the famous Romena Castle. The castle still preserves notable signs of its past greatness and of the important historical facts that interested it.More info
Larciano dominates the western slopes of the Montalbano Mountain. The zone was center of human settlement since the Roman age, as testified by numerous archaeological recoveries, and the same name of the castle is derived from 'Larcius', a Latin personal name.More info
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