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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  • If you find yourself near Siena you will not miss a visit to this unique Abbey, stunning Gothic architecture, made all the more impressive for two reasons: it does not have the roof is located in the countryside, so far from the urban context. However is easily accessible and within walking distance there are two locations where you can stop to eat.
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  • Travelling to Siena we wanted to head to San Galgano Abbey to visit the Abbey. We have to say it is very impressive and worth a visit if you are around.
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  • I heard about this place from a friend who advised me of your visit. I have to admit I haven't been disappointed, here time seems to stand still. Unfortunately we visited in August, then during days of heavy influx. I think it is the best to visit at times of the year with little turnout, in order to take amazing pictures and enjoy a bit of "intimacy" with this structure that seems to be suspended in time.
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  • Lovely abby and go later in the day to capture sunset
  • A nice place for be immersed in the nature with out a lot of energy.
  • Great place for one day trip! There are also very beautiful places to visit closed to San Galgano!
  • Beautiful a must when in Italy!
  • Great historical place, this is where the legend of "The sword in the stone" originated.

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