A guided tour for all lovers of nature, art and ancient legends!
Let yourself be carried away to discover a mystical and unique place in the world, visit the mysterious Abbey of San Galgano and discover the legend of the Templar who, as a sign of renouncing war, cried his sword in the rock.
The tour will start from the hermitage of Montesiepi, where you will meet your guide, who will tell you the legend of San Galgano, that is Galgano Guidotti, a young knight who took refuge on the top of this hill following his renunciation of worldly life. The story tells that he is buried in this place near his emblematic sword in the stone. Inside the Chapel you can also admire the frescoes of one of the most famous Renaissance artists of Siena, 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.
Hermitage of Montesiepi
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Comfortable clothing recommended
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
For a full refund, cancel at least 3 working days in advance of the start date of the experience.
For special requests, customizing your tour or combining this tour to other activities please contact us.