Eremo di Montesiepi

Eremo di Montesiepi, Chiusdino

Eremo di Montesiepi
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
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notb4mybeer
Province of Naples, Italy138 contributions
A worthwhile side trip in Tuscany!
Jul 2021
This was a fun little stop and it is right next to the Abby of San Galgano, so it's a nice little road trip. It IS out in the middle of nowhere on a windy road, well outside of Chiusdino so be prepared for that ahead of time. The sword in the stone story is really cool and it was a nice side trip while visiting Siena.
Written July 25, 2021
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Inke B
Paris, France29 contributions
beautiful little church, on top of a hill
Aug 2019
this seems to be where the legend of King Arthur and the round table got the idea for a sword within a stone. It's a very unique little place near Chiusdino and well worth a visit. We went with rental ebikes because the surrounding landscape is a bit hilly. There is also a little souvenir shop with a grumpy tenant.
Written August 21, 2019
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Ludovico Lami
Ulm, Germany9 contributions
Irresistibly charming place
Jul 2019 • Couples
The spartan chapel, the simple and true piousness it emanates, the wonderful frescos by Lorenzetti, and finally the sword in the stone by San Galgano are of great inspiration to every soul who visits this place.
Written July 30, 2019
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Karen M
Rockwall, TX120 contributions
Not a Foreign Tourist In Sight!
May 2019 • Couples
Refreshing change of pace. No crowds. Beautiful area. Beautiful historical account of the story of San Galgano.
Written May 20, 2019
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,287 contributions
Celtic sword in the stone?
Sep 2017 • Friends
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 not normal for the time. Did some “Kilroy was here” Crusader plant an Excalibur replica in the crevice of a stone to honor England’s mythical king?
Written August 21, 2018
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katyad000
Waterbury, VT15 contributions
Crazy cool
Jul 2018 • Solo
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.
Written July 28, 2018
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Dariya D
Rome, Italy78 contributions
Impressive
Jun 2018 • Couples
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 picture of it... Despite this disappointment, all the rest is beautiful.
Written July 9, 2018
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Sean R
Hamilton, Bermuda133 contributions
Excalibur
Jun 2018 • Couples
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
Written June 24, 2018
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2015miranda
Brunssum, The Netherlands353 contributions
Onverwacht spannend
Jul 2017 • Couples
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 way
Written April 24, 2018
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marco c
Domodossola, Italy436 contributions
Surprising site
Feb 2018 • Couples
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.
Written February 23, 2018
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