One of Italy's most well-known areas is Tuscany. Tuscany, with its enchanting scenery from the hills to the sea. Tuscany is home to cities like Florence, Siena, Pisa, and others that have museums, cathedrals, old structures, and streets.
Tuscany is home to numerous historic Etruscan and Roman remains... Nonetheless, it is impossible to travel through this region without being aware of mediaeval Tuscany.
The Middle Ages' little walled towns, which bear witness to the era in equal measure to its large metropolis, are still clearly evident.
All over the place, there are castles, fortresses, watchtowers, and town walls; some are well maintained, others are in ruins, but the primary remains are off the beaten path. This website was established to inform people about the existence and preservation status of these mediaeval testimonials.
Between the slopes of Poggio Lecci and Poggio Uccellina is the monastery of Santa Maria Alborense (San Rabano) of the Benedictine order of Cassino, which was most likely founded in the 11th century on the site of an older hermitage.More info
Castiglione D'Orcia seems to be the most ancient settlement of the area, although notices of the presence on site of a Parish Church and then of a castle dates back only from the Middle Age. The fortress controlled the ancient road that, from the Mount Amiata, leads to the Val d'Orcia.More info
Pierle was a thorn in the flank for the expansionist politic of the city state of Cortona. The castle is still today located in the municipality of this town. The Podestà of this powerful city had to waste time and wars in order to submit the fiefs of the castle.More info
The castle of Poppi is the most important medieval monument of the Casentino area. Unlike all the other castles and architectures of the zone it wasn't wasted by the time or ruined by the men, having always been used as residence of the local political or administrative power.More info
The village of Castevoli, dominated by the feudal castle, owes its name to the place-name "Casteolo", i.e. walled land, is a hamlet of the municipality of Mulazzo between the Apuan Alps and the Apennines, situated on a hill between Lusuolo and Groppoli in the heart of a secondary valley on the left side of the Magra river, once crossed by the ancient Roman road to Piacenza.More info
The castle of Lari rise in strategical position that allow the control on the Pisane Hills and had a role of big relief during the numerous medieval wars between Pisa and Florence, that upset this zone. Besides the fortress, that dominates the inhabited area from the vertex of the hill, Lari is still surrounded by ample rests of the town walls.More info