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Val di Merse is one of the regions of the province of Siena, in Tuscany, on the border with the Upper Maremma.
The territory comprises the area between the rivers Farma and Merse. Notable monuments in the area include the Abbey of San Galgano.
Villages in the region include Monticiano, Chiusdino, Murlo, Vescovado and Sovicille. The hot springs of Bagni di Petriolo are also in the region.
The Abbey of Saint Galgano was a Cistercian Monastery found in the valley of the river Merse between the towns of Chiusdino and Monticiano,
in the province of Siena, region of Tuscany, Italy. Presently, the roofless walls of the Gothic style 13th-century Abbey church still stand.
Nearby are the chapel or Eremo or Rotonda di Montesiepi (1185), the tomb of Saint Galgano and the purported site of his death in 1181,
the sword said to have been planted in the ground by Galgano and a chapel with frescoes by Ambrogio Lorenzetti.
Monticiano is a town and comune on the right bank of the Val di Merse, Tuscany, Italy, administratively part of the Province of Siena.
It has 1,412 inhabitants as of 31 December 2004. The town is situated on the Colline Metallifere.
One of its frazioni, Bagni di Petriolo, is popular for its thermal waters.
Murlo is a comune (municipality) in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres (43 mi) south of Florence and about
20 kilometres (12 mi) south of Siena.
Murlo borders the following municipalities: Buonconvento, Civitella Paganico, Montalcino, Monteroni d'Arbia, Monticiano, Sovicille.
Sovicille is a comune in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 60 kilometres south of Florence and about 10 kilometres southwest of Siena.
Chiusdino is a comune in the Province of Siena in the Italian region Tuscany, located about 70 kilometres south of Florence and about 30 kilometres southwest
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