Walter ScottNovember 15 in Italy
+ San Galgano was a famous knight before establishing this hermitage for himself.
+ Renouncing war he buried his sword in this stone so as not to be tempted to use it again. Much like a junkie now would flush his stash down the loo.
+ The design of the cupola when contemplated excessively generates visions and dizziness.
+ A selfie to show how 'with it' I am.
In 1181, the story goes, 3 envious men tried to remove the sword. Failing in this they left and a wolf outside ripped the arms off one of them. The forearms (carbon dated to the12thC) remain on exhibition as a warning to others.Read more