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L'Abbazia di San Galgano

Discovering Tuscany’s monasteries

Exploring the Castentino and Vallombrosa

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There are many places in Tuscany where nature meets spirituality. Its ancient monasteries like San Galgano and Vallombrosa are surrounded by lush forests, as are the monasteries of Giugnano or Santa Maria Alborense. These timeless corners seeped in art and history exude a truly unique atmosphere. Spring and summer are the best times for a visit: you can stay in the monasteries themselves and taste the ancient recipes of the monks, after venturing out for a tranquil walk along some of the areas most ancient paths.