This is well worth a brief stop to see if you are nearby. Built in 12th century apparently, destroyed and never rebuilt, it is very grand.
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Grand. No better word can describe this ruin. Lots of tourists, and can be difficult to park along the way, but it has the wow - factor of ancient history.
Went to Abbey at San Galgano in Chiusdino Tuscany Region. Ruins are beautifully maintained and worth a stroll. Take the gravel road up to the Hermitage of Monte Siepe to see San Galgano's Sword in the stone. However it is enclosed in a domed plexiglass...More
We were considering the location initially as a back up/second priority, in case we are done with everything else we have planned. It was hour and a half drive from the place of our stay and nothing impressive could have been added on the way...More
I read about this place in a book and immediately looked it up on TripAdvisor and added it to our Tuscany itinerary. I'm SO glad we did this because even though it took us an hour to get there from San Gimignano, it was such...More
The ruined abbey of San Galgano, standing among fields and rolling hills in a remote part of Tuscany, is very remniscent of similar ruins in France and Britain. The grounds and surroundings are very well maintained too, but not to the degree that the atmosphere...More
The spot is well known and multiple time visited. However, it is still atracting you like a magnet. It is spectacular. If you care for sunset visit you have to know the road, either stay close to the abbey. The road from Massa is a...More
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
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...More