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Monteriggioni, field of Red Poppies
Tuscany

The city wall circumference has an egg-shaped profile and follow the hill contour line. The wall have an average depth from 1 and half meter to 2 meters. The 15 towers, with a square plan, are irregularly placed at a distance between 40 and 80 meters, the range of a crossbow shot and , originally, were 10 meters higher than the walls. You can view the Virtual Tour of Monteriggioni also on my site.

Copyright: Simona Bartolomei
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Uploaded: 22/06/2009
Updated: 02/07/2014
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Tags: monteriggioni; siena; italia; papaveri; fiori; campo; mura; torri; poppies; flowers
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The Tuscany, one of the most beautiful Italian regions, is known throughout the world for its Landscapes and for the Works of Art that it houses (It is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance). Six localities have been designated World Heritage Sites: the Historical Center of Florence, Siena, San Gimignano and Pienza, the Square of the Cathedral of Pisa with the Leaning Tower and the Val d'Orcia. It is in the central Italy and borders with Emilia Romagna (north), Marche and Umbria (east) and Lazio (South). The West coast is bathed from the Ligurian and Tyrrhenian Sea; here we can find the islands of the Tuscan archipelago including the island of Elba. The regional capital is Florence and the other provinces are: Arezzo, Grosseto, Livorno, Lucca, Massa, Pisa, Pistoia, Prato and Siena.