The ruins of the old abbey are charming, though there is no art work to see. The visit is worth for the surroundings.
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Abbey ruins tend to be super romantic places, bits of crumbling masonry seen through a bit of mist, just enough cloister left to walk round etc. This one is just a roofless shell mainly brick with a thin veneer of stone and a few columns....More
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