Magical Abbey of San Galgano

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Magical Abbey San Galgano feel you are in an enchanted dimension

It is 1 hour and 30 min by car from Massarosa

Magical Abbey San Galgano is wide and Cistercian

without the roof due to a lightning strike that makes it looks like

even bigger

Its perimeter walls never end except in the sky

Cult San Galgano

Cult of San Galgano later became a saint he was who built this place

The Knight arrived in this place at the Hermitage of Montesiepi which is

closed to it of the Abbey and stuck a sword in the stone to transform it into a cross

On December 3 San Galgano is celebrated who died in 1181 after retiring

here following a dissolute life and then following a hermit’s life

Buildings shows up

Building is presented in a place that it represented in its time

an important communication route such as the Maremma Road

Near fields Near woods Near rivers

The plant was austere and followed the canons of the second Cistercian Abbeys

the rules of S. Bernard

Church externally

Externally the building faces east and it has a double sloping facade

and makes it clear that it is divided into three naves

Mullioned windows Side naves where a part of the Cloister is reconstructed

to the right

San Galgano


You enter the Scriptorium immediately in the ground floor area where the Monks are here

they copied the manuscripts in a large room with two naves and five pillars

cruciforms that support cross vaults



Visits to the abbey are possible with a ticket of € 5 full and € 4 reduced every day

The Municipality of Chiusdino is the administration that takes care of this place here you can

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