The Monteriggioni museum is currently hosting the exhibition “Cavalieri, condottieri e soldati di ventura” (Knights, leaders and soldiers of fortune), a display of life size arms and armour from the 11th and 16th centuries. The pieces on display include the armour of the Teutonic knight with a terrifying horned helmet and the armour of Giovanni dalle Bande Nere. They are accompanied by areas with arms and parts of armour which can be handled and tried on, giving the visitor the opportunity to feel at one with the knights of the time.
During 2009, a permanent museum of arms, armour and the techniques of war linked to the history of Monteriggioni from its origins to the mid 16th century will be established.
16 February - 31 March: 10.00-13.30/14.00-16.00
1 April - 15 September: 9.30-13.30/14.00-19.30
16 September - 31 March: 9.30-13.30/14.00-19.30
1 November - 15 March: 10.00-13.30/14.00-16.00
Closed: 25 December
16 January - 15 February (possibility of opening on request for a group of at least 15 people by contacting the number 339 3858533)
Tickets € 3.00
Free tickets and reductions
Children under the age of 12 accompanied by an adult (except for school groups) - free of charge.
School groups under the age of 12: museum: € 1.50; walkway along the walls: € 1.00; museum + walkway: € 2.50.
One free entry for every ten paying in a group (excluding school groups under the age of 12)
Discount of 20% for Italian Touring Club members (on display of membership card)