THE HERMITAGE OF MONTESIEPI AND THE SWORD IN THE ROCK
A small dirt road that starts from the Abbey of San Galgano leads to the Hermitage of Montesiepi, a circular building. In a panoramic position overlooking the valley, this place is the symbol of the conversion and the legend of San Galgano.
You can still admire the sword in the rock today; the legendary sword associated with the figure of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. The sword is in the center of the Hermitage of Montesiepi, enclosed by the massive walls of the rotunda, protected by a vaulted roof. A simple stone altar with a single lancet window behind completes the bare furnishings. The figure of San Galgano and the events of his life are known to the inhabitants of the area thanks to the sword in the rock.