San Galgano Abbey

Local nameAbbazia di San Galgano
LocationChiusdino, Italy

The Abbey of Saint Galgano was a Cistercian Monastery found in the valley of the river Merse between the towns of Chiusdino and Monticiano, in the province of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. Presently, the roofless walls of the Gothic style 13th-century Abbey church still stand. Nearby are the chapel or Eremo or Rotonda di Montesiepi, the tomb of Saint Galgano and the purported site of his death in 1181, the sword said to have been planted in the ground by Galgano and a chapel with frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.

Tags Place of WorshipCatholicRuinsWheelchair AccessibleChristian
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Opening hours

Nov, Mar: 9 am - 5:30 pm
Apr, May, Oct: 9 am - 6 pm
Jun, Sep: 9 am -7 pm
Jul, Aug: 9 am - 8 pm


Adults: €2
Students, children (under 18), seniors: €1.5

More information and contact


Chiusdino's official website (Italian)


Phone +39 577 756738

Address San Galgano, 167 53012 Chiusdino SI, Italy

Coordinates 43°8'57.956" N 11°9'19.313" E

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