In a land rich in history and art like Tuscany, it is easy to follow a real itinerary to discover the most famous castles and fortresses: traces of medieval Tuscany are visible in many villages through fortresses, defensive gates and walled villages.
Among the most famous, mentioned also by Dante Alighieri, Monteriggioni which, inside the city museum, also houses an educational trail designed for young children: Monteriggioni in Arme, which retraces the period in which Monteriggioni was a military outpost of the Republic of Siena.
Each room houses reproductions of weapons and armors that illustrate the local history and techniques of siege and defense of a medieval castle.
Another medieval site of great importance is the Fortezza delle Verrucole: in the middle of Garfagnana, it dominates with its majesty the small center of Verrucole.
The castle is made up of two distinct structures on the two sides of the hill and can be reached on foot from the center of the village.
Inside the walls it is possible to explore the Archeopark, where you can experience the reconstruction of life inside the fortress, in the form of a living museum. The rooms have been rearranged as they were in the past and in addition to guided tours, laboratory activities are offered.