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La Rocca di Staggia

Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy
+39 366 479 2092
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The Artistic Tour was a little annoying!

I write articles for history magazines, so I was looking forward to a visit to the castle. The tour... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
garethwilliams100
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Denbigh, United Kingdom
It's not just a castle tour.....

The castle is lovely and interesting but as the other reviewers noted it's not just about the... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2016
Michael G
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Northport, New York
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In Sienese territory, just a few kilometres from Poggibonsi, heading towards Monteriggioni, stands a "Knight" on theVia Francigena, la Rocca di Staggia, the stones of which, like a book, tell the tale of five centuries of history.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“castle tour” (2 reviews)
“architecture” (3 reviews)
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Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

I write articles for history magazines, so I was looking forward to a visit to the castle. The tour guide was a lovely lady but I found her explanations of the artwork both laborious and unnecessary. Please don't think I have no love of art...More

Thank garethwilliams100
Reviewed 20 October 2016

The castle is lovely and interesting but as the other reviewers noted it's not just about the castle. Most of the tour is about an "interesting" art installation. Quite frankly, our group came out with our eyes spinning saying "what the heck was that about!!"...More

Thank Michael G
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

The castle and its history are worth the visit. Be advised it comes with a lovely lady who is totally immersed in the art and symbolism of the exhibition contained within the castle. Your visit may extend to 2 hours or more depending on your...More

1  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Arrived on a stormy, wet day to a very warm welcome. Our guide was fantastic mixing the history of the castle with the story of the fabulous art exhibition inside. View from top of tower excellent even in the rain. Unique and special place. Go...More

Thank LakesMarion
Reviewed 13 June 2016

Really interesting guided tour from a local artist/guide - who infused the impressive history of the castle and surrounds with commentary on the various functions of the castle. The guide was very generous with her time and was thoroughly fascinating.

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Visiting the Rocca di Staggia is a bit off of the beaten path, but isn't that what you enjoy about traveling? Walking up gives you vistas of the imposing high stone walls, upon which you'll be exploring once inside. Not much English spoken, but you're...More

1  Thank David B L
Reviewed 18 October 2015

This castle is quite the hidden gem. We selected our accommodations in Staggia Senese without knowledge of this castle. It was a delightful surprise to discover not only the castle in the same town we were staying but it was our view from our accommodations...More

1  Thank AAlimo
Reviewed 13 August 2015 via mobile

A circular walled town with 14 towers which is still intact. Interesting to see the walls and towers; not much in the inside except some shops but does have a couple of good restaurants. Excellent example of a walled defensive site used by Siena against...More

1  Thank ctbulldog90
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

Thanks to this visit and the information provided , I'm now hoping to visit other sites on the via francigena pilgrimage route in the Staggia valley. Also very curious about the rocca's role in the Florence/sienna wars. Amazing complete city wall. The best kind of...More

Thank Helen S
Reviewed 6 July 2015

no English spoken, but neat little village. fun to explore, very traditional. everything was closed when we got there at 2pm. wished we would have gotten there earlier in the day.

1  Thank StephanieCorboPecht
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