Abbazia di San Galgano, Chiusdino

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Abbazia di San Galgano is perhaps best known for the legend of the sword in the stone, said to have been thrust into a rock near Siena by a medieval knight. The sword, of which only the hilt is visible, is preserved at a small, rounded chapel on a hill right next to this ruined Romanesque abbey. The abbey itself sits in a colorful setting of cypress trees, fields of sunflowers, and rolling green hills. Built sometime in the 13th century, the abbey is named after Galgano Guidotti, a knight who renounced his worldly life and became a hermit--after planting his sword into that legendary rock. The site includes an herbal shop and a small souvenir store. Use our Chiusdino trip itinerary planning website to arrange your visit to Abbazia di San Galgano and other attractions in Chiusdino.
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  • A nice experience, spiritual/sensory; steeped in history and legend! Recommended for adults and teens €3.50 Input
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  • I was with my daughters in this appealing place. The Abbey is surrounded by green meadows, as immersed in the Tuscan countryside. Its special feature is that you can see the sky while visiting (because without a roof, because it destroyed) of this splendid as the only Abbey. The atmosphere is decidedly magical, accompanied by the silence of the surrounding area, makes this a must-see attraction. I recommend using a casual and comfortable clothing, especially shoes that do not be afraid to get dirty, because if you arrive on a day after rain, the soil will be muddy, especially in the path leading to the Church where there's the sword in the stone.
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  • Monument unique. Definitely worth a visit. Noting also the surrounding landscape.
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  • My wife & I got married here in Sept of 2017. This is truly a magical place, almost stepping back in time during the ceremony. If you're in the area, you're in for a treat, and if you're looking to get married here, the venue rate is extremely reasonable, around 800 euros, as of Sept 2017.
  • I was married at this precious place in June 2017. It is so magical and will always hold a very special memory for us.
  • Lovely abbey ruin up in the hills with a coffee shop and restaurant. Apparently the abbey was owned by a gambler who had to sell the roof and stained glass windows, hence why it's now a ruin.
  • Very beautiful old abbey. You have to pay for entering the building but its well worth it. Clean, well preserved and not overrun.
  • one of the most fascinating Italian churches. You feel the energy of other times

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