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.
The castle is, without any doubt, the most famous monument in the territory of Roccastrada, for its importance of historical document (it was represented on the famous fresco situated in the public palace of Siena attributed to Simone Martini) and for the high example of Gothic style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.More info
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.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
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'.More info
Palazzaccio di Marcignano is the name by which today we call the ruins of the Castle of the Da Gavignano. The fortress formed a defensive triad with the castles of Tizzano and of Musignano, situated off the road that led to the Maremma.More info
The ancient castle of S.Niccolò rises on a high hill above the valley of the Solano stream, tributary of the Arno. The Castle is first mentioned in documents dating 1029. It was one of the strongest fortresses of the Guidi from Battifolle and its history is closely connected with the one of this powerful feudal family.More info
In this section you will find a selection of fascinating locations where you can organize dream events. The Tuscan Castles are perfect for organizing weddings, private parties, meetings and conferences in a unique setting.Explore
Over the years many castles in Tuscany have turned into real luxury resorts with apartments, rooms, restaurants and swimming pools created in unique environments that will make your holiday unforgettable. Discover the most fascinating castles selected by our team!Explore