San Galgano Abbey, Tuscany

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Picturesquely located in the rural fields of Tuscany near Siena, this Cistercian abbey was built in the 13th century and now stands in graceful ruins.

Go Historic ID
319660
Short URL
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Names
San Galgano Abbey
Address

Tuscany, Italy
53012
Location
Postcode
53012
Coordinates
43.149434° N, 11.155522° E
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

1224
Construction of San Galgano Abbey

Construction of San Galgano Abbey by Cistercian monks from Casamari Abbey. The new monastery is dedicated to St. Galganus (d. 1181), a local hermit.

April 29, 2008