We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Abbazia di San Galgano

Features Animals
Book In Advance
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information
All photos (2,990)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good20%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“san galgano”(39 reviews)
“short walk”(6 reviews)
“king arthur”(7 reviews)
As featured in 3 Days in Siena
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto | Chiusdino, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
+39 0577 756738
Reviews (2,492)
Filter reviews
176 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews san galgano short walk king arthur ruined abbey magical place small restaurant definitely worth a stop abbey ruins steeped in history entrance ticket worth the effort rolling hills narrow road roof tuscany rock stone
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 176 reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The San Galgano Abbey is a lovely and a very romantic place (wonderful wedding location). I went there twice: it was very quiet on a Thursday, and considerably fuller on a Sunday.

Thank Aiste S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A cathedral without its roof. And a sword in a rock. You can see all this in San Galgano. Wonderful, magic place. Rather remote. Can be overcrowded with tourists, choose the right season and moment. Too bad the available explanations are not very rich.

Thank Thombly
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We cycled here from Borgo santo Pietro. Went to the abbey and walked around and then head up to the church up on the hill above. Amazing history and interesting story of San Galgano

Thank Danieltaylorusg
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

My friend got married here. Absolutely beautiful building. So picturesque. If in the area definitely recommend seeing this place.

Thank Rachaelmusk
Reviewed September 24, 2018 via mobile

For something to do when you are in the area. It is the shell of an abbey. The actual visit will take less than an hour. There is a small church on a hill next to it that has a sword embedded in a rock....More

Thank Wongluk
Reviewed September 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited this coop owned restaurant for lunch. Excellent food, rustic in the best meaning of the word.

Thank Sergey P
Reviewed September 11, 2018

The ruins of the monastery and on the top of hill a chapel with a Tuscan "Holy grail". Admission € 3.5 per person. Once paid, go into the ruins and then scramble into a steep hill with a very broken path. At the end you...More

1  Thank LaNufka
Reviewed September 1, 2018

Loved this Abbey. The area surrounding the Abbey is very scenic and is definitely well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank amgvvas111
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Sports arenas now have convertible roofs that move aside in pleasant weather, a “convertible” building. Abbey of San Galgano was a Tuscan Cistercian monastery, now featuring roofless walls of the 13th century medieval Gothic church. Construction began in 1220, completed 60 years later, but within...More

Thank DeanMurphy2020
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

This place is quiet impressive and definitely worth a visit when you are around! Due to a concert that was taking place that night, they closed the ruin a bit earlier than usual. This also meant that the abbey was filled with chairs when we...More

Thank Claudia d
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 nearby hotels
Borgo Santo Pietro
410 reviews
2.19 km away
La Locanda del Ponte
417 reviews
10.84 km away
Hotel Prategiano - Maremma Toscana
351 reviews
11.71 km away
Hotel Ristorante Le Logge
25 reviews
11.90 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 19 nearby restaurants
La Grotta di Tiburzi
772 reviews
5.40 km away
Osteria La Capanna
117 reviews
6.68 km away
Bistro dai Galli - Ciciano
304 reviews
6.73 km away
Albergo Ristorante Da Vestro
201 reviews
2.32 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 11 nearby attractions
I Canaloni del Farma
6 reviews
6.91 km away
Eremo di Montesiepi
744 reviews
.38 km away
Museo Civico e Diocesano d'Arte Sacra
29 reviews
5.41 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Jade D
November 3, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from SaltLakeCityPortia | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry I did not check this site so my answer is late. But for others with the same question, Our bride used an Italian wedding planner who may the arrangements. You might also contact the municipality( the mayor of... More
May 21, 2017|
Response from Ivo S | Reviewed this property |
Ciao, sono ammessi i cani, l'importante non lasciarli liberi.
Google Translation
Seda E
July 30, 2016|
Response from Sandra B | Reviewed this property |
What a lovely spot for a wedding. I hope you have a wonderful day. However I'm very sorry that i cannot help you with your question. Perhaps it would be best to check out their website. Sandra