Tuscan hill

by Samuele Sodini

Montechiari hill

The Montechiari hill
The Montechiari hill is the highest point in the municipal territory of Montecarlo, situated  on a beautiful tuscan hill(186,8 m a.s.l.). The fortified village that once stood here, with a gate, moat and bridge, was part of the defence system for the entire ridge of the hills. There was also a seven-metre high tower with a bell that rang out from the top of it.
The village was set alight by the inhabitants in December 1429 to prevent it from falling into the hands of their Florentine enemy. Today, the hillside is covered with the vineyards of the farm of the same name.

Web-site: www.montechiari.com

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