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Address: Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
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A stunning place to get married

My friend's daughter got married this weekend at the Abbey. It was absolutely fabulous. What a stunning place really awesome. The service was beautiful carried out by the Major... read more

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Jackie B
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend's daughter got married this weekend at the Abbey. It was absolutely fabulous. What a stunning place really awesome. The service was beautiful carried out by the Major and translated by the Registrar. A very special place

Thank Jackie B
Milan, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A mystical experience in and architectural treasure. This peaceful and mysterious location, thanks to the fact that there is no roof between the church and the sky immediately brings you nearest to God. If you wait the big groups are gone out and stay alone in silence you can feel the "noise of your problems" fly away with the birds... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

The beautiful abbey was the setting for our Daughters Wedding. The weather was perfect too, which is a must, as the abbey has no roof. The Italian wedding ceremony was a little different and not the same as you would have in the U.K., but don't be put off from using this fantastic place to hold your dream wedding. We... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2017

Got there by accident as we took a detour as we had time to spare, we sooted the ruins from the road and decided to stop to investigate. It is an amazing place, old monastery, with the Abbey church with only walls left standing. We spend long time there taking lots of pictures and learning about the history of that... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

I had no idea this existed until a local suggested that we swing by and visit on our road trip through Tuscany. It was quite an interesting sight, unique and different from the many other medieval towns dotting the landscape.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed January 17, 2017

A great attraction for a sunny day. There are plenty of photo opportunities and the visit doesn't take long. The sword in the rock is only a 15 minute walk away. Though a beautiful location, I wouldn't recommend going too far out of your way for a visit. There isn't much to do and it's a little far from other... More 

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Civitanova Marche, Italy
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Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

The abbey is simply fantastic! It has got a blue sky as ceiling and green grass as floor! It dates back to the 13th century and once in, the atmosphere is amazing! The building is huge, and the visit is quite quick! The entrance ticket costs 3 euros (there are also family tickets at 10€ for two adults and two... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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Reviewed December 31, 2016

On the day we visited we saw Abbazia di San Galgano at its best in terms of weather and light, blue skies and yes it is a photographers dream. Explore the ruins and just when you think you have captured an image with good light and the associated shadows, you turn around to see another potential image to be taken... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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Reviewed November 4, 2016

We visited the Abbazia di San Galgano last Summer in August. This year we came in October. It is stunning to see the cathedral in different seasons. Its outstanding beauty, the light, the colours so different. A serious of events planned in and around the cathedral throughout the year. Lovely places to eat in the area. A visit one shouldn't... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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Reviewed October 31, 2016

You have to read the background info before you go here. The sword in the rock and the bones are in the church. Also, to visit the monastery there is a small fee but it includes the museum that is a short drive away.

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