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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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Stunning wedding venue

Dramatic and romantic - this really is a stunning place and the lovely mayor who married us made the ceremony really special. It's not cheap - but we are very glad we made this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dramatic and romantic - this really is a stunning place and the lovely mayor who married us made the ceremony really special. It's not cheap - but we are very glad we made this choice.

1 Thank Cathbp85
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Abbey and then walked on a track called the Galgano loop. There were lovely wild flowers en route. The bridge over the river had been swept away so we had to paddle across which added some extra fun to the walk! The Abbey was stunning - very atmospheric.

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We was there on a grey autumn day.. it was so just so nice, almost no people, you could here the wind playing in the walls of this great magestic building! Well worth the visit!

Thank Veronika K
Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

When I saw pictures of the abbey online, I knew I wanted to visit. It did not disappoint. It is in the middle of nowhere - exactly what we needed.

Thank Cosmo30068
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

A roofless gothic structure and associated dependencies set on a plain and approached through a small semi-enclosed garden, this ruin is the site if a series of concerts and open air performances. We did not attend those but, during a daytime visit after a long car drive from Pienza we were overwhelmed by the scale and touched by the story... More 

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I shell write in points so I will not forget: 1. The way : lovely just lovely... If you go at spring or summer just take a few moments to feel the way out side if you will be lucky u may find some cranberry and other wild fruits. 2. Parking the car: there is a parking place I don't... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The whole crew of 9 went to San Galgano since it was close to our villa. It's a beautiful drive to the abbey surrounded by open fields of wild flowers. The abbey is simply beautiful to look at so be sure to take a few moments when you walk up to really admire it from afar! The entry fee is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Worth the side trip if you're driving in the area. Stunning ruin, and a lovely walk past the vinyards, up the hill, is the 'Sword in the Stone' in the Monte Siepi chapel. How much is truth, how much is folklore is up for debate.... but it was a lovely stop, and our 5 year old son won't soon forget... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Abbazia di San Galgano is a former Cistercian monastery of which a beautiful church without roof remains. Standing in the middle of fields and rolling hills it is a beautiful site. Entrance fee is €2,- or €1,50 (for children up to the age of 18). Lovely to walk through the Abbazia and around the grounds. In the Summer there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Simply outstanding amazing abbey and chapel with a King Arthur excalibur esque sword in the stone relic. A lovely place that's well worth a visit. Abbey holds concerts which are told are spectacular with superb acoustics.

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