|The Main street of Monteriggioni|
|One of the 2 main "portals" or gates|
ABOUT THE TOWN: Monteriggioni is a township or "comune" in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany. It is another town built on a hill as a fortress, and is surrounded by walls. Today there are a lot of shops along the main streets. It was built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence.
|The other main gate|
|Rob and Tom stop for a picture in Monteriggiano|
|Tom in front of a medieval church still standing in the walled town|
FEATURED IN TODAY'S VIDEO GAMES! The town is architecturally and culturally significant; it hosts several piazzas, and is referenced in Dante Alighieri's Divine Comedy, as well as a playable locale in Ubisoft's video game installments Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood.
|A muscular demon in Dante's inferno|
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