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Abbazia di San Galgano

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Address: Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino, 53012 Chiusdino, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 756 738
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Wonderful shell of a ruin that is moving

The light through the ruin is lovely, a nice restaurant across makes for a pleasant stop. For the brave an uphill trek to the tomb of San galvanometer, with odd stone and sword... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The light through the ruin is lovely, a nice restaurant across makes for a pleasant stop. For the brave an uphill trek to the tomb of San galvanometer, with odd stone and sword and conical ceiling. Great for photographs, lit at night. Near cichiano which has some good restaurants, otherwise is very remote, worth the trip

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Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Set in Tuscan countryside this impressive ruin is worth a look but don't go out of your way. The lead up to the building is great with first an avenue of yellow flowering trees with a heady scent and a constant drone of bees,

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is an amazing place. The tree lined avenue between fields of sun ripened corn that approaches the ruined abbey really puts you in a different world. The sense of peace and tranquillity that comes over you is inexplicable. There is an osteria on site (basic, cheap but good food) and a wine bar that also does food on the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

an incredible place, full of magic and emotions...one of my favourite places in Italy...go there and breath the energy!!!very romantic too!

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Gorinchem, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Nice to see the remaining of the big abbey church. The building is still intact but without the roof. A small part of sub building are useble.

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Sylvan Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

The Abbey of San Galgano deserves visiting. Its serene, spiritual, in an ancient sort of way. The architectural accomplishments from centuries past have to be admired. There are families, hikers, small groups and individuals that make there way to the Abbey. Many have picnics on the surrounding countryside. Its peaceful and not heavily visited.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

we went to an evening music concert at San Galgano. Judging by the number of spectators then the standard must havebeen pretty high. It had rained all day so we were fearful of how muddy it would be but because it has a gravel floor there were no problems at all. Thoroughly recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We decided to take a detour while venturing from Siena to Montepulciano and we're so glad we did! The San Galgano Abby was absolutely amazing. The history behind the Abby was really interesting to learn about! But then we followed the trail behind the Abby up to a historical Monk's home and learned about his transformation from a knight to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Huge square surrounded with cafes and historic buildings. Wonderful place to sit and enjoy the ambience of Siena.

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Valle Crucis, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This abbey has so much history -- the roof and bell tower have not survived but the construction of the church is truly remarkable.

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Address: Address: Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino, 53012 Chiusdino, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 756 738
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  Chiusdino

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