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Eremo di Montesiepi

Chiusdino, Italy
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Small-Group San Galgano and Tuscan Myths Half Day Tour from Siena
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Chiusdino, Italy
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

This real story seems like a fairy tale but when the noble knight Galgano Guidotti decided to dedicate his life to God in 1180, he sticked his sword into this rock to symbolize peace and redention. Now this sword looks like a cross. One of...More

Thank Alex H
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We got there walking from the Abbey of San Galgano, it is a nice walk. The building is beautiful and you can see a knights sword in stone when st Galgano decided to spend rest of his life as a hermit and put his armor...More

Thank Edyta2013pl
Reviewed 4 November 2016

Easy to miss the Eremo when you're visiting Sam Galgano. Take the short lovely walk from the cathedral to the Eremo and imagine what it was like to walk here centuries ago... The sword in the rock is definitely worth contemplating. Less known that its...More

Thank Chambesy
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

A church with a sword in a rock, an an abbey without a roof. Now really worth the visit tomorrow be honest.

Thank Eddy D
Reviewed 1 August 2016 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.

Thank Francesco P
Reviewed 8 February 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.

Thank jinouh
Reviewed 3 November 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...More

Thank teenybumblebee
Reviewed 16 October 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.

Thank Veronika K
Reviewed 7 October 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...More

Thank Vicarmuddlebush
Reviewed 12 August 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...More

1  Thank Heidi H
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