This guided tour of San Galgano will start from the hermitage of Montesiepi, where your expert local guide will tell you the legend of Galgano Guidotti, a young knight who took refuge on the top of this hill following his renunciation of worldly life. Inside the Chapel you can also admire the frescoes of Ambrogio Lorenzetti. The tour continues by visiting the suggestive roofless Gothic Abbey of San Galgano, a place out of the ordinary full of charm and mystery. Built in 1218, along the Maremmana road, today we can admire the Abbey without a roof, with the sky acting as a ceiling creating an almost surreal atmosphere! After the visit to the Abbey you will move to the medieval village of Chiusdino, perched on a hillock of the metalliferous hills dominating the Val di Merse. The small village welcomes the Church of San Martino, known as “outside the walls”, the house of San Galgano and the Church of the Company from San Galgano. Here, the tour will finish.
Abbey of San Galgano
Abbazia di San Galgano, Strada Comunale di San Galgano, Chiusdino, SI, Italia
From 04 August 2021 to 31 January 2022