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San Galgano Roofless Abbey and the Tuscan Legend of the Sword in the Rock
  • AVAILABILITY All year round
  • STARTS10: 00 am
  • DURATION 2.5 hrs approx
  • LIVE GUIDE English

A private guided tour of San Galgano Abbey for all lovers of nature, art and ancient legends!
Let yourself be carried away, join this guided tour and discover a mystical and unique place in the world.
Visit the mysterious roofless Abbey of San Galgano and learn more avbut the Tuscan legend of the Templar who, as a sign of renouncing war, cried his sword in the rock.

From Jun 1 to Aug 31, available 2 DEPARTURES per day: at 10:00AM or at 3:00PM, choose your preferred time.

  • Licensed local guide
  • San Galgano Abbey entrance ticket
What To Expect

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. 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.


You will meet your guide at the parcking


Additional Info

A moderate amount of walking is involved

Comfortable clothing recommended

No public transportation nearby

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Customizable tour

For special requests, customizing your tour or combining this tour to other activities please contact us.

Transfer Service

For private transfer request, please send us an e-mail indicating the place of departure, we will provide you with a quote

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 72 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.