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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  • Aside from the fact that the Abbey is located in the heart of Tuscany that favorite, its location, history, and the visit that offers tourists, truly leaves you breathless. The nearby Chapel, consecrated Church, contains the sword in the stone that Saint Galgano would have planted as a sign of surrender to civilian life and scenery around the Abbey is notable. The Church, whose roof collapsed (after the collapse of the Tower on the same) resulting from a truly fascinating, is imposing and majestic, as besides the walls, does not show anything else. Admission is not provided. A visit is a must ...
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  • to see absolutely. The Abbey at the bottom with its ruins are used for concerts and movies, and the Church at the top with true sword in the stone.
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  • Spectacular, no other word spectacular, beautiful and wonderful Tuscan context
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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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