Castello della Magione and the Templars

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Castello della Magione and the Templars

The Castello della Magione (also Magione di San Giovanni al Ponte or Spedale di San Giovanni in Gerusalemme alla Magione) is a medieval castle in Poggibonsi (province of Siena, central Italy).

It is an example of a medieval “Mansio” (residence) that belonged to the Knights Templar.

The castle includes the ancient church and the “spedale” (hotel) for the pilgrims in transit to Rome on the Via Francigena.

The complex is near the ancient crossing of the Via Francigena over the Staggia River, near the Bonizio bridge, now destroyed.

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