Abbadia San Salvatore is a commune in the Province of Sie in the Italian region of Tuscany, located about 110kms southeast of Florence and about 60km southeast of Siena, in the area of Monte Amiata. The town is named after the Abbey of the same name and lies on the eastern side of Amiata. The town or ‘borgo’ is named after its medieval Benedictine abbey of San Salvatore, which was one of many stops on the Via Francigena or pilgrim route to Rome to the south. The Abbey was founded in 743 by the Lombard (‘longbeard’) king, Ratchis, and rebuilt in 1035.