Rocca di Montestaffoli

From Piazza del Duomo, crossing Pazza delle Erbe on the right side of the church, you can climb towards Rocca di Montestaffoli. This fortress was built 1353 when the town submitted to Florence. It has a pentagonal base with turrets on each corner and passages that linked it to the city walls. Today only one of the ancient turrets is still safe and open to visitors, and it offers breathtaking views of the historical centre with its unique towers and surrounding countryside.