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So cool and quirky

I think those that tell you not to come here might expect too much from an old fort castle or might... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JennyTDJ
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Bakersfield, California
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Hidden Gem

We stumbled across La Rocca di Staggia & were very glad we did. Donnatella greeted us & asked one... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Peter L
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Melbourne, Australia
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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.
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Via Dell'Ospedale 2, 53036 Staggia, Poggibonsi, Italy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank JennyTDJ
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Linda R
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

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

1  Thank Nicky R
Reviewed 6 November 2017

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

Thank Peter L
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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

2  Thank garethwilliams100
Reviewed 20 October 2016

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

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

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

2  Thank Patrick S
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

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

Thank LakesMarion
Reviewed 14 June 2016

Really interesting guided tour from a local artist/guide - who infused the impressive history of the castle and surrounds with commentary on the various functions of the castle. The guide was very generous with her time and was thoroughly fascinating.

Thank Nathan D
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Visiting the Rocca di Staggia is a bit off of the beaten path, but isn't that what you enjoy about traveling? Walking up gives you vistas of the imposing high stone walls, upon which you'll be exploring once inside. Not much English spoken, but you're...More

1  Thank David B L
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