The castle of Monteriggioni (Siena), has its 800th birthday in March

11 Mar

The gorgeous castle of Monteriggioni, one of the best preserved example of medieval castle, located on the top of a hill, between Florence and  Siena, is this year 800 years old.

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To celebrate this unique event, the 23rd of March the Castle of Monteriggioni will be animated by events and activities.

A Mass will be celebrated at 10.00 am at the Pieve of Santa Maria Assunta by Archi-Bishop of Siena Monsignor Antonio Buoncristiani.

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Later in the Roma square of the hamlet the Major of Siena and the Major of Monteriggioni, together with the Professor Duccio Balestracci will talk about the history of Monteriggioni.

There will be also hisorical memories with the Agresto group and the Chiarine of the Palio of Siena.In the afternoon there will be the exhibition of the flaunters of the Bravio of Montepulciano, together with the parade of the thrush festival  of Montalcino and a group of San Quirico d’Orcia.

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In this occasion the official Program of the 2014 Medieval Festival will be presented, at the presence of the actor Davide Riondino, artistic director of the festival. To close the celebration  there will be a special fireworks show, at 8.00 pm.

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