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In Sienese territory, just a few kilometres from Poggibonsi, heading towards Monteriggioni, stands a "Knight" on theVia Francigena, la Rocca di Staggia, the stones of which, like a book, tell the tale of five centuries of history.
Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy
Despite extensive research on the website and FB page of the Rocca, we didnt know we had to book to be able to visit the castle. So we showed up ... the Old Whitch yelled on us and scared off the kids, shouting that we...More
Looking for something different after seeing the same walled hilltop Tuscan town with its city center church? Then I have something for you. It's a short drive from Monteriggioni. The Staggia castle is off the beaten path and is filled with interesting modern art.
I think those that tell you not to come here might expect too much from an old fort castle or might not enjoy personal tours with amazing history.
It is a bit quirky because there are art installations in each room, but our amazing tour...More
The lady who is the tour guide is a lovely lady. She talks about freedom, falling leaves, reaching up to sun, trees in a circle. The castle is full of history but you won’t hear any history. This castle is for local use with children...More
Love this place, the village and its people from different parts of Italy. The Rocca has been transformed and occasionally hosts a wedding and 'light' shows in the summer and even a music concert... it should do more in these things.
... But, it's got...More
We stumbled across La Rocca di Staggia & were very glad we did. Donnatella greeted us & asked one of the men working on the restoration, Graziano, to give us a tour. Graziano was awesome. He was very informative about the castle & the art...More
I write articles for history magazines, so I was looking forward to a visit to the castle. The tour guide was a lovely lady but I found her explanations of the artwork both laborious and unnecessary. Please don't think I have no love of art...More
The castle is lovely and interesting but as the other reviewers noted it's not just about the castle. Most of the tour is about an "interesting" art installation. Quite frankly, our group came out with our eyes spinning saying "what the heck was that about!!"...More
The castle and its history are worth the visit. Be advised it comes with a lovely lady who is totally immersed in the art and symbolism of the exhibition contained within the castle. Your visit may extend to 2 hours or more depending on your...More
Arrived on a stormy, wet day to a very warm welcome. Our guide was fantastic mixing the history of the castle with the story of the fabulous art exhibition inside. View from top of tower excellent even in the rain. Unique and special place. Go...More