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Reviewed August 21, 2018

Arthur allegedly pulled Excalibur from a stone in the 5th century, long before Ermo Rotonda di Montesiepi was constructed, in 1185AD. This is the purported site of San Galgano’s death, in 1181. The Rotonda chapel was restored in 1924 and retains the peculiar medieval shape...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed July 28, 2018

The church is not very big but the sword in the stone is fascinating. The round construction and brick decoration is pretty neat too. There's a cafe nearby.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 9, 2018

All the legends about this sword are very impressive. Although I must say that they should change the plastic glass over the sword because at the moment you see mostly scratches and glares instead of the sword itself. Not telling about trying to take a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank DariyaDee
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Obviously where the tale of the sword in the stone arose. Very quiet and serene church. Worth a walk around the abbey and in the woods before hand. Dan Brown should visit some time as definitely a feel of the Knights Templar here

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Sean R
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Opeens in the.middle.of nowhere; on tour from sienna to abruzzo....take a brake and see the abbazzia and this little churchhouse erbij the middel the mystica sword.... even youre on the road take a brakke to see it even only to see the sunflowersn9 on the...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed February 23, 2018 via mobile

We visited Saint Galgano Abbey and then we climbed to the hermitage to see the amazing sword in the rock. Don't miss to visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank marco c
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

........there is a sword stuck in a rock. Unfortunately it is hard to examine in detail because of the rather scratched and discoloured Perspex done that has been placed over the sword and stone in the middle of the chapel. Apparently the sword has been...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

Old church built over Gargano sword for n stone he placed there in 1180 turning to life of peace. Interesting place. Neat gift shop. Can do it n less than 20 minutes. Up hill from big destroyed Abby.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

Sword encased by San Galgano that was a knight from Chiusdino. He embedded his own sword as a symbol of peace to definitely give up arms and begin a new life in faith as a hermit at Hermitage of Monte Siepi.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LadyoftheLake1
Reviewed May 12, 2017

This real story seems like a fairy tale but when the noble knight Galgano Guidotti decided to dedicate his life to God in 1180, he sticked his sword into this rock to symbolize peace and redention. Now this sword looks like a cross. One of...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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