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Abbadia San Salvatore (Tuscany, Italy)

Comune di Abbadia San Salvatore

Last modified: 2011-01-14 by dov gutterman
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image from I Comuni della Toscana, located by Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002



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Gonfalone of Abbadia San Salvatore, Siena province, Tuscany. The municipality has an area of 59 sq. km and 7,000 inhabitants. Its name comes from a Benedictine abbey founded in the VIIIth century by the Lombard ruler Erfo.
The coat of arms shows on silver the image of the Saviour emerging from the top of a chestnut tree in natural colours. This is an allegory of the foundation of the abbey mentioned above, which is said to have occurred after a miraculous appearance in the forest of Amiati.
Dov Gutterman, 30 July 2002 and Ivan Sache, 15 September 2002