Built in the 12th Century, San Galgano is home to a knight who hung up his sword. More accurately he stuck it in a stone and never picked it back up.
Guilango had two visions of the Archangel Michael. In the first, Michael told Galgano he would protect him. In the second, Galgano followed him to Monte Siepi to meet the Creator and his twelve Apostles.
Transformed, Galgano planted his sword as a cross and lived the rest of his life a pious hermit. The church was built around his sword. Galgano was cannonized by the Catholic Church four years after his death in 1181.
The evening prior to our visit to San Galgano, we watched the supermoon rising from our mountain top village. It seemed a perfect compliment to the vision of San Galgano.