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Villa San Galgano

 

Villa San Galgano is a magnificent building located in the province of Siena. The property was built around the same period as the adjacent Romanesque Church of Montesiepi, and was to become a convent. It is the ideal venue for an intimate blessing in Tuscany (20-40 guests) and offers a unique view over the legendary Abbey of Saint Galgano. The Abbey is exceptionally romantic and a unique site in which to get married in Tuscany. Originally a Cistercian Monastery near Chiusdino, the Abbey’s construction began in 1200 and lasted 6 centuries, when the Abbey’s prosperity shifted from absolute splendor to the stunning, suggestive monument it is today. Set in the heart of Tuscany amid lush rolling hills, the location is as spectacular as it is famous ; it is here that Galgano was said to have penetrated a rock with his sword, thereby performed a miracle.

The Chapel of Montesiepi (also known as the Rotonda Chapel for it’s unusual, round, shape) with original frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti and Saint Galgano’s tomb are next to the Abbey.

Wedding reception

Intimate and personal, Villa San Galgano is perfect to tie the knot in Tuscany. You can celebrate hold your wedding reception in the living room on the ground floor or in the well-tended gardens of the villa. Villa San Galgano can accommodate up to 40 guests, and is ideal for intimate, elopement weddings in Tuscany.

Accommodation

Nestled in the Etruscan village of Murlo, Villa Galgano is a beautiful, historic country residence located between the Abbey of San Galgano and the Chapel of Montesiepi, where the legendary Sword in the Stone is kept. The owners have restored the building, respecting the original structure but also in keeping with the expectations of the modern visitor. Tastefully reconstructed according to Tuscan style and atmosphere, Villa San Galgano fits in beautifully within the historic and artistic environment that surrounds it.

Villa San Galgano is laid out over 2 floors and can host up to 12 guests. Additional guests can be accommodated in nearby B&Bs, guesthouses, and farmhouses.

Civil & Religious ceremony

We can organise your civil wedding inside the splendid, roofless Abbey of San Galgano which is within walking distance to Villa San Galgano, of you can choose to be blessed in the garden of the villa. It is also possible to celebrate a Catholic wedding in the church of Montesiepi.

Location

Siena is 35 Km, San Gimignano 52 Km, Montalcino 63 Km

Please note:
The Chapel of Montesiepi is just behind this property. It is a very famous spot in Italy, and highly frequented by tourists coming to see the Sword in the Stone. The site, history and natural environment make this location especially popular for weddings. We are sure that as guests of this enchanting place you will appreciate its historical and religious background. Should you be interested, you can attend a service which is celebrated in the church every Sunday between 11.00 a.m. and 12:30 pm. Should you prefer to stay at the Villa at that time, we do kindly request that you keep the noise at a decent level during those hours. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.