Today we step inside the roofless Abbey of San Galgano the pure spiritual and most romantic place I’ve been to. If you secretly planning your wedding in Tuscany, you must consider adding this location to your “places to visit” list.I am positive you weren’t be disappointed. I truly believe the Abbey of San Galgano is the most mystical and majestic place one can find in the whole of Italy.This August I was so happy to be a part of the celebration of a Civil wedding ceremony held in the Abbey of San Galgano, as a wedding coordinator for Sarah and Ben a lovely couple from London. And this is what they told me after their wedding ceremony…“The atmosphere in the Abbey was incredibly special – all of our guests felt it, and those who had never seen San Galgano before were completely astounded at how beautiful it was. Everyone said,
It’s very hard to do justice to quite how beautiful and atmospheric it is until you actually see it. For Ben and I it was a dream come true to be able to get married in the one place where we had both independently thought, ‘We should get married here’.”The Abbey was built in the 12th century by the Cistercian monks to honor Galgano Guidotti, known as Saint Galgano. Once a knight in the army of a local medieval warlord in Sienna, who decided to leave the army and lead the life of a recluse, embracing a life of spiritual meaning. The legend follows that upon his arrival at the hilltop and with the anger and frustration of his life he plunges his sword into the stone, which enters without resistance, leaving only the hilt exposed to form the shape of the Cross, to symbolize his refusal of war.The Chapel of Montesiepi keeps the secrets of the sword now and it is situated within walking distance from the Abbey, so please make sure to visit this amazing Historic site. Learn about other incredible Town Halls in Tuscany in my free guide!
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