Attached are some photos from Monteriggioni, a medieval walled town, located on a natural hillock, in the province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, built by the Sienese in 1214–19 as a front line in their wars against Florence. Monteriggioni is about 15Km from Siena and round about 50Km from Florence. This beautiful and picturesque village is an absolute jewel and well worth a visit. One gate, the Porta Fiorentina opens toward Florence to the north, and the other, the Porta Romana, faces Rome to the south. The main street within the walls connects the two gates in a more or less straight line. The main piazza, the Piazza Roma, is dominated by a Romanesque church with a simple, plain facade. Other houses, some in the Renaissance style, once owned by local nobles, gentry and wealthy merchants facing into the piazza.