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Fantastic visit

We stumbled upon this castle by chance and were thrilled to discover it was actually open to visit... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2018
Something different

Looking for something different after seeing the same walled hilltop Tuscan town with its city... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2018
Toronto, Canada
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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
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

We stumbled upon this castle by chance and were thrilled to discover it was actually open to visit inside. Far from the maddening crowds we encountered so many other places, we had a private tour with our wonderful guide Domenico. His English was exemplary and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Journey576552
Reviewed 27 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Annitaka
Reviewed 25 July 2018

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. Our...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank the_lowdown
Reviewed 1 July 2018 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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank lindarX9371SK
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

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank 599nickyr
Reviewed 5 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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank tallan2015
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