The Lombardian settlement Chiusdino was established on top of the Metalliferous hills in the 7th century. Today, the village is known for the roofless St Galgano Abbey, one of the first and most remarkable examples of Romanesque and Gothic architecture in Italy, as well as the well-preserved medieval buildings that make up the town.
Nature lovers will adore exploring the Val di Merse National Park nearby, 12 hectares of beautiful Sienese countryside perfect for cycling, trekking, or horse-riding. If you visit this area in late August, don’t miss the famous Palla EH! historical tournament in the nearby Hamlet of Ciciano, or the ‘Summer in Music’ festival, hosted in the gorgeous San Galgano Abbey.