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Go Historic ID
319660
names
San Galgano Abbey
Abbazia San Galgano
coordinates
43.149434° N, 11.155522° E
location
styles/periods
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address
53012

Essays on San Galgano Abbey

  • Overview

    by Holly Hayes
    October 27, 2011

    Throughout the Middle Ages, the monks of San Galgano were exceptionally powerful and played a major role in the affairs of nearby cities. Their many duties included resolving disputes between such cities as Siena and Volterra and even overseeing the construction of Siena Cathedral. The abbey declined in the 16th century due to a long period of corruption that culiminated with an abbot selling the lead from the church roof, which soon collapsed. The monastery was eventually abandoned and the church was deconsecrated. continue reading →

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Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Published
October 8, 2013
Last updated
July 11, 2014

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