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Postcard from Tuscany: Abbey of San Galgano

Rising from the sunflower-flecked fields of southern Tuscany, the ancient Abbey of San Galgano is one of the most captivating sights I’ve ever seen. Ruined and roofless, yet hauntingly beautiful, it was built in the 13th century by Cistercian monks and named for a saint and former knight who lived in seclusion at the nearby Hermitage of Montesiepi. He’s said to have…