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Spending a day in Florence in the summer can get to you because it is hot and crowded. Getting away from the crowds is essential I think.

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Oh Tuscany!

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Entrance to the town

A great day trip from Florence includes Fiesole and the walled town of Monteriggioni.

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Church of Santa Maria Assunta

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Built in the 13th century , Monteriggioni is a walled town with a castle that was earlier used to guard from enemies.

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A Medieval well.

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There is a small piazza with a Romanesque church and a toursim office. Of course there is a Bar and a ristorante too. Ristorante Il Posso sits opposite the Bar and is adorable! I love its Tuscan exteriors and it is definitely worth sitting here for lunch. It has a great list of wine options and amazing Tuscan food (their steak is wow)!

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Ristorante Il Posso

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Ciao

Monteriggioni with its deeply alluring landscape and beautiful vistas, is a quaint spot to get away from city life. There are so many options around Florence that I think for next time I would make a handy list.
How to reach:
Monteriggioni can be reached best by a car/bus if you are coming from Siena, Pisa or Florence. There are also several tours from Florence. If you take a tour, Monteriggioni is the last stop usually.
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