The Etruscans, San Galgano and Montesiepi Private Tour

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The Etruscans, San Galgano and Montesiepi Private Tour

Starting from EUR €97 per person

Duration: 8 hours
Commences: Siena, Tuscany

Introduction:

Discover Etruscan life
Discover Etruscan life
The day tour begins with the Etruscan Volterra and the Guarnacci museum, then visit the roofless Abbey of San Galgano and Montesiepi church. The drive to Volterra takes you to the western limits of Siena Province through a particularly beautiful part of this varied landscape. The city itself was once a center of Etruscan life before the Roman Empire; some of the original bastions are still intact and afford views of unique geological formations below called "le balze". The Guamacci Museum contains one of the world's finest collections of Etruscan art. Volterra is also Italy's most important center of alabaster craftsmanship. From Volterra we will drive to the Cistercian Abbey of San Galgano (1218) with its roofless church. Perched above the Cistercian complex is the small scale beehive construction Romanesque church of Montesiepi dedicated to St. Galgano with the saint's sword stuck miraculously in a rock and frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1344).

 

Product Code: 2698ESMS

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