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Piazza della Cisterna

Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940008
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San Gimignano's main square has the town's 13th-century cistern, or well, in the center surrounded by some of the town's majestic towers.
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  • Poor1%
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“gelato” (77 reviews)
“gelateria” (31 reviews)
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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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"gelato"
in 77 reviews
"gelateria"
in 31 reviews
"watch the world"
in 9 reviews
"nice square"
in 7 reviews
"main square"
in 7 reviews
"hotel leon bianco"
in 4 reviews
"day trippers"
in 11 reviews
"middle ages"
in 7 reviews
"small town"
in 5 reviews
"medieval times"
in 5 reviews
"tourists"
in 37 reviews
"rope"
in 4 reviews
"tuscany"
in 44 reviews
"groove"
in 5 reviews
"triangular"
in 4 reviews
"stone"
in 11 reviews
"della"
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Reviewed today

The last time that we were there is was in August about 6 years ago and we had been living in Lucca, Italy for 4 months by then. It was quite hot, as the summer usually is in Tuscany, and we were with friends. San...More

Thank Lindathesilkpainter
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

San Gigmignano is a walled hilltop town, with gorgeous views all around. The heart of it is this large piazza surrounded by ancient buildings which now house shops, restaurants and in particular, what is touted to be one of the best gelato shops in Tuscany!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very nice piazza, fully alive, lots of little shops and a few terraces with good wine. worth the stop. sun is also quite long on the piazza

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is where you feel the real beat of the place, and there are restaurants, bars, gelataria, as well as the Information office and the Duomo

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I believe that we have been to many a town square since our travels to Italy in previous years. This one is memorable because of the water cistern located pretty much in the centre of the piazza. It is a great place to rest on...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

San Gimignano is well worth a visit for all of the architectural landmarks both ancient and modern and this is well worth seeing on its own.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Surrounded by cafes and ice cream shops, very close to the Duomo church. Has a huge central ancient water well.

Thank Danny S
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Everybody likes to stay in the main piazza so this one was a bit of empty and lonely. Is not that beautiful like the main one, but worth a look.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Many Italian cities have preserved the dual structure since Roman times. One square was official. There were usually Prince's Palace or Town Hall with Cathedral. It was for the nobility, like in Roman times the forum was for the patricians. Piazza del Duomo has fulfilled...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

If you stay in a hotel which located in this Piazza, you should open the windows of your room and watch this exceptional view .

Thank tanati
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