Reading George R.R. Martin’s book ‘A Game of Thrones’ can be a real challenge, at least for me. I’ve finished reading book #1 and I’m currently reading ‘A Clash of Kings’. And if I have to read all 5 books, plus the upcoming 6th book, I would require something to inspire me and something to fan the flames of literary passion for it. Otherwise, it will get to the point of ‘umay’.
I went to visit the Castello di Monteriggioni, a small idyllic Tuscan town in the
. It gives you
the exact idea of what lords’ holdfasts look like. province of Siena
The walls of the borgo and its defensive structure was meant to be the frontline town during the wars between
and Siena . Monteriggioni
is now considered an important pilgrimage point as it was included in the Via
Francigena, the pilgrimage path from Florence to France . Rome
Its history of its battles and wars, its architecture and art, and the incredible and unbelievable experience of seeing remnants centuries old in the new millennium is an experience so dear for anybody reading the Game of Thrones saga.