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Address: Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
Phone Number: 0577 756 738
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$80*
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Small-Group San Galgano and Tuscan Myths Half Day Tour from Siena
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$192*
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Full-Day Private Tour to San Galgano and Montalcino from Siena

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I came by bike early in the morning and the atmosphere was absolutely magic. I suggest to come in the first hours of the day to get the whole charm from this piece of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Milan, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came by bike early in the morning and the atmosphere was absolutely magic. I suggest to come in the first hours of the day to get the whole charm from this piece of history. ticket is not so expensive and it allows you to the museum in Chiusdino a well, which is not so unforgettable to say the truth...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This abbey is simply stunning, costs only 3€ to get in and explore, and sits amongst some excellent landscape views (see pic: https://www.instagram.com/p/BJPY-KqhoNX/?taken-by=bethany_wanders ) The best part was the little chapel on the hill where the Saint "San" Galgano is rumored to have given up his earthly life for one of servitude and struck his sword into the stone where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see if you are in Chiusdino. Incredible site set in the middle of Tuscany. Nominal admission fee.

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

A must to visit if you are close to Siena. Wonderful old church, without the roof, amazing atmosphere. 3 euro ticket entrance.

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Wilmington,NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

We spent a lovely afternoon exploring this beautiful old Abbazia. You must take the time to climb up the hill to see the stone with the sword in it. It is quite a hike up so make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes. Steps are uneven and the path is full of rocks and tree roots, but worth the effort... More 

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Charlestown, Nevis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

We had our wedding ceremony at the abbey and it was incredible! The mayor who married us was hilarious throughout our ceremony as it poured rain on us and all of our guests! We moved out of the rain and continued our ceremony. It certainly was memorable!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Reasonably priced (3 Euros) entry. Relaxing way to spend an hour in great setting. We visited midweek in the morning so relatively few tourists and parked in tree lined road 10 minute walk from ruins. There is a larger car park a further 10 minutes away. Abbey is set in beautiful Tuscan countryside. Flat ground so easy walking. Boards at... More 

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Niceville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Enjoyed our quick visit to the Abbey of San Galgano which involves part of the legend of the sword in the stone. Stunning structure and wonderful history lesson. Worth a quick stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful attraction set within the rolling hills of Tuscany. Despite being in ruins, there is more than enough remains to warranty a trip out to the abbey. We attended a wedding here and it provided the perfect setting to a wonderful occasion. It's only a few Euro to enter and is well sign posted.

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Brighton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Such a lovely place...quite and reverent. If you're a photographer, take a tripod as the interior rooms are absolutely worth photographing but are quite dark. At twilight, the lights come on and you can balance the light on the abby with the remaining light in the sky for some really nice shots.

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