Fortezza di Montalcino
location_cityArchitecture

The Fortress of Montalcino

It is an important example of military architecture because of its pentangular shape

Montalcino
The fortress was built in 1361 by Mino Foresi and Domenico di Feo. Built on top of other structures dating back to the 1200s, in the sixteenth century this fortress was the last defense of the Sienese Republic against the Medicean conquest. It was in this era that the external buttress was built. Visitors are allowed entry to the internal courtyard, where they can admire the structure’s watchtowers and glacis. The fortress also boasts breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 9am to 6pm. Mondays closed.
Price: 4€; reduced 2€
Not accessible to the disabled.
For more information, contact:
Piazzale della Fortezza
MONTALCINO (SIENA)
Montalcino
THE HOME OF BRUNELLO: A GEM FULL OF ART AND HISTORY IMMERSED IN THE HILLS OF SIENA
In the picture-perfect hills of the Val d’Orcia sits the beautiful 13th-century town of Montalcino. You can see right away that this medieval city has a military past, with its narrow and steep streets, but once you get to the top… what a view! ...
Morekeyboard_backspace