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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

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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Houston, Texas
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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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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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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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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