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Verwonder aan die Gotiese boë van Abbazia di San Galgano

Nog nie bekend gemaak by Vanessa Boiser, Writer

Land: Italy

Die ervaring

Tuscany, Italy is home to the mysterious Abbazia Di San Galgano ruins. The site includes a roofless cathedral and a round hermitage built in the medieval period. Built in mid-1220s, the Abbazia Di San Galgano is an example of a Cistercian chapel mainly built for usage than for display of grandiosity. Nonetheless, the Gothic arches of Abbazia di San Galgano never fail to impress visitors who come to see and experience the mystery of the place. The Abbazia Di San Galgano was built by Galgano Guidotti. He was a young Tuscan knight who had a vision of the Archangel Michael leading him to Montesiepi where he was met by the Apostles and the Virgin Mary, who instructed him to build a round-shaped chapel in an isolated place. At first, the young knight found the feat impossible and proclaimed that if driving his sword into a stone is possible, then he can also achieve what he was being ask to do. At the same time, he struck the stone with his sword and drove it easily into it that he immediately accepted becoming a hermit. It is said that the Abbazia di San Galgano's better days were short-lived and that the place gradually fell into ruins.



Wanneer wil jy gaan

Presently, the best time to see the Gothic arches of Abbazia di San Galgano is in April on Easter Monday, which is coincidentally the saint's feastday. Concerts and festivities start at 9 in the evening. The weather near the Abbazia di San Galgano during April is dry and sunny and it is low season for tourists. Moreover, prices of accommodation may be lower than during the summer. You may also enjoy a concert in the roofless cathedral but you may have to book reservations beforehand. Moreover, the circular chapel is still being used to hear mass to this very day every Sunday morning. The chapel still houses St. Galgano's sword stuck into a stone and some relics from the place. This round chapel is a short walk from the roofless cathedral ruins and it will complete your visit to the Abbazia di San Galgano. To make you more interested, St. Galgano and the history of the abbey are also alleged to be the basis for the mythical King Arthur as well as the home of the Holy Grail. Enthusiasts will surely love this bit of history and will not be disappointed because the Abbazia Di San Galgano's history and other circumstances match coincidentally with the allegations.

Odds n 'Ends

Daar is baie huise punteermasjien die plek op die pad na die Abbazia di San Galgano. Sommige van hierdie huise en koshuise het hul eie stalle en is nie ver van die Abbazia di San Galgano. Dit word sterk aanbeveel om te kyk na die klooster op 'n perd. Bring ligte klere en gemaklike skoene en verwag dat sommige skies as jy van plan is om te gaan in die einde van April. Inligting word hieronder as jy wil 'n konsert op die klooster gronde asook besonderhede van die plaaslike toerisme-kantoor naby die klooster te woon.

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53015 Monticiano, Italia
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Tel:. +39 3282960029

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