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Abbazia di San Galgano

Address: Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino, 53012 Siena, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 756 738
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Ranked #4 of 59 Attractions in Siena
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Rome, Italy
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55 reviews 55 reviews
31 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We're not architecture buffs so the Abbey was nothing special to us. It is in a very scenic area and likely would be even better in Spring and Fall. There is a large parking lot about 1km from the Abbey, but since we only saw two other small groups of visitors we parked at the end of the driveway in... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We visited this ruined abbey on a sunny but windy day in Dec 2014. It is in a beautiful location and the abbey itself is on the level so accessible for buggies and wheelchairs. We also took the opportunity to climb up the nearby hill to the associated church. The visit took about 1.5 hr in total and was very... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

It is a wonderful place to sit and absorb nature. The abbey is in ruins but must have been a magnificent building. The hermitage a few metres away is also worth visiting. An amazing place .

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This is a church that no longer has a rooftop but the walls are still standing. Now that is about all you will see is the walls of the building. However, the countryside that it sits in and the sky as the rooftop of the church to me is magnificent! The windows are gone too but you see where they... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

South of Sienna lies the roofless, first gothic style, abbey of San Galgano, build around 1218-1288, when in 1786 lightening struck the bell tower which collapsed the roof. It is still in an amazing state, not harmed by weather like the ones in Great Britain. 500 m uphill is the Hermitage of Monte Siepi, a round chapel built in 1148... More 

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Schliersee, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

It is a marvellous ancient site oozing history. The church is in Norman archiecture and has a unique atmosphere to it. At best you must visit when a choir is singing Gregorian chants!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We were staying in San Gimignano and took the hour long drive through the Tuscan Hills to the Abbey! Great views. The Abbey itself is well worth the visit. It is off the beaten path and not overrun with tour bus and after tour bus. The ruins of the Abbey are beautiful in their own way...very serene location. The short... More 

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Marshville, NC
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Drove here from Siena and sooo glad we did!! If you are a photographer, amateur or pro, don't miss this abbey. Amazing architecture in a beautiful setting. It was a little foggy on the morning we visited which lent to the mysterious atmosphere. We did climb the hill to see the sword in the stone but can also drive. That... More 

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Brinklow, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

This is a beautiful, serene abbey to spend an hour or so at. I loved the abbey - found it peaceful and as one other reviewer said, mysterious. It is easy to envision what it would have been like to be here as a monk. You must climb/hike a somewhat steep hill to the chapel to see the sword. While... More 

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

It was very difficult organizing to get there as there is only one bus daily that connects the place with Siena (nr 122) departing at 13.45 and no return. As a result we had to call a taxi from Siena to return us back on the same day which cost around 65 Euro. BUT it was completely worth it! The... More 

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