As mentioned, the Abbey of San Galgano lies in the "Val di Merse"
(River Merse Valley), a land rich in nature, animals, woods, rivers as
well as castles, parish churches, small hamlets to discover...
The area is a little off the tourist routes, an unspoiled land where the
time stands still and for this reason worthy visiting.
For further information here is the list of nearby hamlets, villages and
Monticiano / Iesa / Tocchi / Petriolo / San Lorenzo a Merse / Scalvaia /
Chiusdino / Ciciano / Frosini / Frassini / Pentolina / Montalcinello /
Sovicille / Ampugnano / Ancaiano / Brenna / Carpineto / Orgia / Rosia / Stigliano
/ San Rocco a Pilli / Stigliano / Tegoia / Tonni / Torri / Volte Basse
Murlo / Casciano / Vescovado di Murlo
Montieri / Gerfalco / Boccheggiano / Travale / Massa Marittima /
30 minutes away there is Siena
50 minutes drive is Monteriggioni, medieval small town fully encircled by
battlemented walls, as well as Buonconvento and the nearby Abbey of
1 hour drive: Asciano, Pienza, Val d'Orcia, Colle Val d'Elsa and San
1 hour and 10 min; Montalcino and the Abbey of Sant'Antimo, as well as
Florence and the Chianti.
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