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Address: Localita San Galgano -Palazzetto - | Chiusdino, 53012, Chiusdino, Italy
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What an amazing place

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

But not worth a special detour, only if you are in the neighborhood. Seeing and moving on is completely enough.

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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We visited San Galgano in September for our wedding, the place is unspoilt and sits proudly in the middle of a picturesque italien landscape. There is a gorgeous little wine bar overlooking the grounds and it's perfect for a picnic and well worth taking a few hours out of your schedule to visit and admire.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Really pretty historic buildings (there are 2 - the Abbey and the cathedral). There is a small restaurant and gift shop - the food was very good, authentic and the price was right!

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