Monteriggioni Medieval festivalÂ 23rd edition
THE FESTIVAL IN THE COURTYARDÂ 5 . 6 . 7 JULY 2013
THE FAIR IN THE OLD TOWNÂ 12 . 13 . 14 JULY 2013
The Castle of Monteriggioni has remained largely intact and thus provides the natural backdrop for any event with a historical setting.
Inside the small old town, still enclosed by the ancient walls mentioned by Dante, the living memory of the Middle Ages reaches an amazing intensity during the days of the festival, when figures dressed in costume, torchbearers, fire dancers and wandering poets transport anyone strolling its streets far into the past.
A change of currency
To further immerse visitors in their medieval surroundings, but also to make taking part in the festival more fun, purchases can be made only by using a coin known as the ‘Grosso’. The currency harks back to the old Sanese d’Oro and will be coined in three sizes this year: 1, 2 and 5 ‘Grossi’, worth their equivalent in Euros. Visitors can exchange their cash at two banks located at the two ends of the main square of Monteriggioni.
Feasting in the Inn
The Feast of Monteriggioni is more than just entertainment, shows and re-enactments. It offers chance to sit down and enjoy some food. For the duration of the event various eateries, taverns and inns will allow you to taste local traditional dishes and medieval specialities. Soups, broths, local salamis and sausages, but also game, roasts and home-made cakes and desserts, all washed down with a good glass of local wine will delight the palates of anyone taking part in our event.
Photo credits:Â Francesca Pulvirenti