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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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The Sword in the Stone in Tuscany!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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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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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We visited the San Galgano Monastery after learning that the 13th-century country manor where we were staying, Borgo Santo Pietro, was originally built as a place for people to rest during their pilgrimage to San Galgano, We bought tickets to tour the remnants of the Monastery and grounds and were glad we did. Original Gothic Architecture. Not to be missed!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

There is a reasonably long but flat avenue walk from where you park your car to the Abbey. The Abbey costs 2 euros to enter. While we were there the heavens opened which was a bit of a problem as the Abbey has no roof and we had no umbrella. The Abbey itself is similar to other ruined religious buildings... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The abbey is magnificent and situated in a magical place. Just remember that if you go on the month of the festival di san galgano the ugly plastic chairs and an even uglier stage will totally ruin the magic vibe of the place. In this case, do not pay the 2 euro and just enjoy the abbey from the outside

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lovely stroll to the Abbey and on up the hill to the little church where Galgano's sword is in the stone. Follow the signposts for a lovely little restaurant in the hills afterwards for a glass of wine from vineyards just 10 mt away. Perfect. Give yourself about two hours to discover this hidden treasure. Loads of parking and worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Amazing ruins of old monastery. Now hosts concerts on special days. Really good trattoria right in front. Sword in the stone was fascinating

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Cisano sul Neva, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This no-roofed Abbey, in the middle of Tuscan country, lonely and misterious, will take place into your heart forever.. few meters from there there is the famous Saint Galgano's "Spade into the rock".

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Verona, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This old church is a Gothic building that has lost its roof and is splendid. It's a ruin, but it's truly glorious. During the summer they have concerts and other activities in the abbey. It's worth going out of your way to see it. On the top of the hill is the hermitage and there's a nice walk going up... More 

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