Podere I Monti agriturismo can be your accommodation near San Galgano, in our holiday apartments or in the suite located between Florence, Siena and the Thyrrenian coast. San Galgano is between the most famous Abbeys in Italy, now in ruins, and one of the most visited medieval monuments in Tuscany.
Accommodation near San Galgano at Podere I Monti Agriturismo
We are ready to welcome you and your guests for your holidays in Tuscany near San Galgano: we will show you the surroundings and help you out planning your trips in the Maremma along with having you as guests in one of our Tuscany farm house apartments.
Where is San Galgano
The Abbey of San Galgano, with the Montesiepi hermitage, rise in the valley of the river Merse, between the medieval villages of Chiusdino and Monticiano, in the province of Siena. The site is easily reachable from our Farm Holidays Podere I Monti Agriturismo, only 8 km away form the ruins of San Galgano, on the road leading to the Gulf of Follonica and the Etruscan Coast.
The original nucleus of the monastic Cistercian complex of San Galgano (Sir Galgano Guidotti 1148-1181) is constituted by the hermitage of Montesiepi, built in Roman style as mausoleum of the Saint between the 1182 and the 1185 and the Abbey, built in 1218 by the Cistercian monks in the valley below, one of the best examples of Italian gothic architectures of the beginning of middle age.
Who was San Galgano
The sword in the rock, that can be seen at the Rotonda at Montesiepi, has attracted many tourists over the decades and the area still fascinates people, especially since a lot of mystery surrounds the character of Sir Galgano Guidotti, a knight that have led a ruthless life in his early years, but later abandoned it in favour of a pious hermitage.
San Galgano Abbey attracts pilgrims from all over the world and has a magical and mystical aura around it, which makes it a wonderful venue that will make your trip to San Galgano and The sword in the rock a day to remember.