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Abbey of San Galgano

Strada Comunale di S. Galgano, 53012 Chiusdino SI, Italy

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About Abbey of San Galgano

San Galgano Abbey was built in the early 13th century and is a Cistercian abbey that lies in the municipality of Chiusdino. The place is rich in history and is reminiscent of the medieval times during which it was built. It was a Romanesque church that was a jewel in its time but now lies in ruins. With its architecture and design, it can easily be deduced that it used to be magnificent during its Gothic times. Nearby are the chapel or Eremo or Rotonda di Montesiepi, the tomb of Saint Galgano, a



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Pubblico Palace23.59km from Abbey of San Galgano

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Piazza del Campo23.61km from Abbey of San Galgano

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Tower of Mangia23.63km from Abbey of San Galgano

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Tuscany is known for its landscapes, history, artistic legacy, and its influence on high culture. It is regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and has been home to many figures influential in the history of art and science, and contains well-known museums such as the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace. Tuscany is also known for its wines.