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Abbey of Saint Galgano

The big St. Galgano’s Abbey was built between 1220 and 1268, when in Italy the Romanesque style was merging with the newborn French Gothic styleThe Abbey’s shape is the classic Latin crossWe find it impossible to describe the beauty of this abbey, so we’ll let the pictures to speak in our place.

The building made up of the Hermitage (also called Montesiepi’s Round) and of the ruins of the big St. Galgano’s Cistercian Abbey, is one of the most enchanting views in Tuscany.Only in 1218/1220 began the construction of the big Abbey downhill.The building went on until 1268, when the Abbey was officially consecrated by Volterra’s Bishop Alberto SolariThe Abbey knew 100 years of great prosperity until 1364, then followed a slow decline due to the unfortunate Commenda’s practice.Despite some attempts to bring back the monastery into use at the end of 1789, after that Montesiepi’s Round had been put up in Pieve, the big abbey was deconsecrated and left for good to lie in ruin.While Montesiepi’s Round, thanks to his Sword in the stone, bring us back to the Arthurian Saga, the big Abbey offers us others “musical” and “Egyptian” surprises, through his Sacred Geometry.

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Hi buddies.I’m Paolo from Italy,love to take photographs and experiment new techniques.When I play with my camera I’m like a kid in a candy shop

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Comments

  • Vegas
    Vegasover 5 years ago

    Great atmosphere, gorgeous composition, well done.

  • Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment

    – paolo1955

  • roylindman
    roylindmanover 5 years ago

    Smooth and excellent capture of light.

  • Hi Roy.Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments about my photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Robyn Bohlen
    Robyn Bohlenabout 5 years ago

    I love this…the texture and perspective of the walls and then that blue sky…really great.

  • Hi Robyn,Thanks for visiting and adding your kind comment :)

    – paolo1955

  • TEEJAY1309
    TEEJAY1309about 5 years ago

    It seems to be still full of the serenity of long ago. Wonderful as usual paolo!

  • I’m happy that you enjoy this photo.

    – paolo1955

  • Maria  Moro
    Maria Moroabout 5 years ago
  • I will

    – paolo1955

  • Cora Wandel
    Cora Wandelalmost 5 years ago

  • THANK YOU , I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • EarthGipsy
    EarthGipsyalmost 5 years ago

    Nice work! Thanks for posting to the World Heritage and Other Listed group.

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.

    – paolo1955

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenalmost 5 years ago

  • THANK YOU Karen, I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • Karen Stackpole
    Karen Stackpolealmost 5 years ago


    Congratulations :-)

  • THANK YOU , I’M SO VERY PLEASED AND HONOURED ABOUT YOUR APPRECIATION.

    – paolo1955

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtalmost 5 years ago

    Great Capture!!!
    Please consider putting this into the Which Way – walkways, pathways, stairways, and roadways group.

  • I appreciate your comment and for you taking the time to stop by.I will add it.

    – paolo1955

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