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Abbadia San Salvatore

Abbadia San Salvatore, (Siena)

Medieval village in Mount Amiata, named after Benedictine abbey, founded in 743 by Longobard king Rachis, of which today only the Church and the Crypt remain. Abbey had fortunate alternatives due to frequent clashes with the powerful house of Aldobrandeschi of Santa Fiora, with Orsini and in general with the allies of the emperors until it was suppressed in 1782. Abbey Museum is located in new premises of the east wing of the Cloister, inside there are unique pieces that testify to the patrimony of the monastery. The cinnabar mine, now closed, has galleries for 35 kilometers extending for 400 meters deep. In the Clock Tower you can visit Mining Museum along with a gallery of about 300 meters, where workplaces are reproduced. Noteworthy is the ancient tradition of Torches, celebrated between Christmas Eve and Christmas.

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