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Eremo di Montesiepi

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Address: Chiusdino, Italy
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Small-Group San Galgano and Tuscan Myths Half Day Tour from Siena
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Full-Day Private Tour to San Galgano and Montalcino from Siena

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The sword in the rock

Very nice church where you can see the only sword in the rock in the world. Just 500 meters walking distance from the San Galgano church.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice church where you can see the only sword in the rock in the world. Just 500 meters walking distance from the San Galgano church.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

It was an interesting walk from the church, its a very interesting place... The kids also loved the story of the knight who turned into a priest.

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Glasgow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

We visited here at the same time as St Galgano Abbey. It was just a short walk up the hill to see the sword in the stone. I thought the building was really lovely and there were some faint remains of frescos in the little chapel.

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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

If you ever wanted to see something like that, you must come here! The church is small, but very interesting,with nice views all around! Visit it together with St.Galgano abbey.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

This chapel on a mound near the abbazia di San Galgano is diminutive in scale and has the most wonderful dome made of bricks of alternating colors (and glazing); it is wonderful. The frescoes, though quite faded, are also notable, if not for their completeness but for the fact that the "cartoons" for the finished works are also on display.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

My husband and I attended Sunday mass in the chapel during our stay in Churisdino. The building is designed with stones that form a circular design. Quite impressive, especially considering it was built in the 14th century. Many people stop in to take pictures (during mass!!!) of the famous "sword in the stone" placed there by noble knight Galgano Guidotti... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

If you are going to the Abbey San Galgano, start at the Eremo on the top of the hill. Fascinating history about the "sword in the stone" and beautiful building. The history is wonderful and then you are prime for the Abbey!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a legendary place, and you should go with this idea in mind. The eremo per se is small and really the only thing to see is the sword in the stone, but still it's worth the visit. You are surrounded by the tuscan hills and the countryside is gorgeous.

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