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Eremo di Montesiepi

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Address: Chiusdino, Italy
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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... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
London, England, United Kingdom
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 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 away. It was build in spot where his humble hut was. It is around 800... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
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 anglosaxon counterpart in the King Arthur saga. But with the same mysterious connotations.

Thank Chambesy
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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
Shanghai, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
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
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Reviewed 7 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
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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 chapel.

Thank teenybumblebee
Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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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
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Reviewed 6 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 but for the fact that the "cartoons" for the finished works are also on display.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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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 mass!!!) of the famous "sword in the stone" placed there by noble knight Galgano Guidotti... More 

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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 4 November 2014

If you are going to the Abbey San Galgano, start at the Eremo on the top of the hill. Fascinating history about the "sword in the stone" and beautiful building. The history is wonderful and then you are prime for the Abbey!

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