Once you arrive in Monteriggioni, you can enter through the Franca or San Giovanni Door. As you enter, you are already in the heart of the village. The main square is called Piazza Roma (Rome Square) and it features the Church of Santa Maria Assunta, in Romanesque and Gothic style. In ancient times, this was a vegetable garden that provided essential food items during enemy attacks, when the castle's population came under siege.
In Monteriggioni you can visit the museum with replicas of medieval and Renaissance arms and armatures and walk along the walls, where you can admire the beautiful surrounding countrysides of Chianti and the Val d'Elsa. In Monteriggioni you'll find wine shops, shops of medieval weapons and jewelry, hotels and restaurants serving traditional Tuscan cuisine and wine produced in the area.