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“Perfect hideaway” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Abbazia di San Galgano

Abbazia di San Galgano
localitaSan Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino (SI), 53012 Siena, Italy
0577 756 738
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Ranked #4 of 56 Attractions in Siena
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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“Perfect hideaway”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

After a crowded sightseeing in Siena this is a perceft hideaway. Impressive old convent is situated in Tuscan countryside. See also the sword in the rock on a chuch up on the hill.

Visited May 2013
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“Great morning trip from Siena”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Nice drive outside Siena to see very pictureque ruins of this old church. Definitely fun to pack a lunch and eat out in the countryside. I understand tour buses can sometimes invade the place but on our trip we were lucky to see only a few other folks so it made a nice morning excursion

Visited April 2013
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Beautiful ruins!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I love ruins, and cathedral ruins are even better! Beautiful structure and set in a wonderful landscape. Highly recommended of you can find your way out there.

Visited August 2012
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“Great place to propose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I took my girlfriend to Italy so that I can propose to her. Through the Tripadvisor forums, this abbey was suggested as a romantic place. After reading it's history, I was convinced that this would be The Spot on our trip. There were many, but this was perfect.

We rented a car from Rome FCO on Dec 26 around 1 pm and arrived around 4:30. There were plenty of places to stop for bathroom breaks, and the facilities were all clean. There was just a bit of light left. I was afraid it might be closed because it was the day after Christmas. I also didn't know what time it closed. Lucky for us, they were still open, and there were only a few people wandering around the abbey.

I led my girlfriend to the abbey and had her wait just outside while I lit some candles around the stone alter. I brought her inside and asked her to sit down. I then began my little speech on how much I loved her. Needless to say, she said yes.

Afterwards, we drove up the hill to where the chapel was located and parked our car. I wanted to see the sword for myself. And there it was. I thought the chapel was very quaint and also romantic. There was a small souvenir store where we purchased some postcards and calendar. There were also a number of cats around, and I guess it was a sign it was the right place. We both have cats in our homes.

We then drove 30 minutes (maybe less) to Siena.

Visited December 2012
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Milan, Italy
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“A magic place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

I have visited religious places around the world but this instills feelings of awe and mysticism that I had rarely experienced before. I recommend visiting at dusk, possibly off-season, when the place is empty and one can stand and look around in silence, immersed in the magic atmosphere that the place generates.

Visited December 2012
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