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San Galgano

San Galgano and the mystery of the sword in the stone.

The church is dedicated to Galgano Guidotti, an ambitious medieval knight who converted to Christianity. The majestic ruins still bear witness to the grandeur of the building and the enormous following that the cult of Galgano obtained immediately after his death.

The Abbey of San Galgano, one of the most evocative places on the itineraries of Tuscan spirituality, will pass from the State to the Municipality of Chiusdino in September, in the name of cultural federalism, the birthplace of the saint to whom the complex is dedicated. The construction of the abbey began in 1218 on the initiative of the Cistercian monks, who with their network of monasteries revolutionized medieval spirituality, sanctioning the transition from the monasticism of hermits to a religiosity more anchored to the economic needs of the territories. The quickly built abbey of San Galgano prospered for over a century, acquiring an important role in the rich economy of the area and in the institutions of the city of Siena.

In summer there is a very suggestive classical music and opera festival

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