Montemassi Castle---montemassi-castle---The castle is the most famous monument in the territory of Roccastrada for the high example of Gothic style architecture that it represents.

Castelli Toscani

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.




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About the Castles of Tuscany

About the Castles of Tuscany

Tuscany is one of Italy's world famous regions. Tuscany, with its enchanted landscapes from the mountain to the sea. 
Alphabetical Castles Index

Alphabetical Castles Index

The list of all the Tuscan Castles for which a web page with history, map and photos is already published on the website.

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Montemassi Castle
Montemassi Castle
Grosseto

The castle is, without any doubt, the most famous monument in the territory of Roccastrada, for its importance of historical document (it was represented on the famous fresco situated in the public palace of Siena attributed to Simone Martini) and for the high example of Gothic style architecture that it represents.

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Rocca of Radicofani
Rocca of Radicofani
Grosseto

The mighty Rocca of Radicofani rises from the dark ages before the year 1000, it was named for the first time in 973, on the top of an imposing basaltic cliff of 896 meters high, from which dominates the whole territory set between the Mount Cetona,  the Orcia Valley and the Mount Amiata.

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Rocca Aldobrandesca of Castiglione d'Orcia
Rocca Aldobrandesca of Castiglione d'Orcia
Siena

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.

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Ponzanello Castle
Ponzanello Castle
Massa Carrara

Ponzanello was an archive, library, and 'safe' of the Vecovi-Conti di Luni (Bishops-Counts of Luni), that retained the secular and religious power of this area for the whole Middle Ages.

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Spedaletto Castle
Spedaletto Castle
Siena

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'.

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Castle of Cennina
Castle of Cennina
Arezzo

Cennina, enclosed by the rests of  imposing walls of notable thickness and consistence, it is one of the main testimoniance of  fortification in the Valdambra. On the ruins soars the mighty rectangular Keep with the beautiful main gate to access the inside courtyard.

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