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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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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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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Ruined Abbey, very reasonable entrance price, kids loved chasing lizards. Nice walk up the hill to the sword in the stone.

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

If you are a Brother Mason try to contact a local lodge in Siena and get an invitation to the ceremony they are hosting every summer. You will love it.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We loved our visit to San Galgano, loved wandering about the ruins of the old abbey and learning about is place in the community. We had visited Fountains Abbey in England and so wanted to see the ruins of this old abbey as well. Both inspire a feeling of deep respect for those who worked and prayed and lived lives... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

a powerful architecture resisting the injuries of time and men, a testimony of the time when monasteries like these were centers of peace and culture in troubled ages. And a beautiful tale to tell your children about the giant killer who realizes no one loves him and plants his sword in the rocks (the concrete is a little too obvious... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

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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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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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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