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San Galgano Abbey And The Sword In The Stone
Set in a luscious valley around forty kilometres from Siena city, lies the breathtaking ruins of the San Galgano Abbey. This medieval Cistercense building attracts many visitors who gaze upon its beautifully designed Romanesque walls and columns.
What makes this 13th century Abbey look so surreal is its missing roof and grass floor; it seems to have perfectly merged with nature and many have spoken of the peaceful feeling they get as they walk around its walls.
About a ten minute walk from San Galgano Abbey, up the hill of Montesiepi lies a small circular chapel where one of Tuscany’s most mystifying relics resides; ‘The Sword of San Galgano’. Learn more about this sword on our dedicated blog article: http://www.tuscany-villas.it/to-tuscany/2013/tourist-attractions/churches/san-galgano-abbey
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