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Piazza Garibaldi

Cortona, Italy
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Ranked #4 of 16 attractions in Cortona
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: One of the main squares in Cortona that features a scenic overlook.
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Austin, Texas
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144 reviews 144 reviews
67 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Cortona is crowded, and it is also a typical beauty of a Tuscan town. I will long remember the plaza and the view from the town wall. I will also remember the local restaurants trying to sell us the cheap "tourist wine" at inflated prices and some of the locals irritation with the waves of tourists. Still, I'd go back.... More

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palmyra western australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

At the main entry to this wonderful mountaintop town in Tuscany sits the Piazza Garibaldi. Stop and take in the amazing views of Camucia below and the wider expanses across to Lake Trasimeno and Montepulciano in the distance. Truly magnificent. Then walk down the main street into the Piazza della Repubblica and take in the ambience of this wonderful part... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
153 attraction reviews
632 helpful votes 632 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Perched on the edge of the town with vistas as far as Lake Trasimeno, the Piazza fails miserably in the sense that it loses it charm to tons of delivery trucks coming and going, cars parked, vendors....and more. It is also located on a busy intersection of roads that goes up, down, left and right. Not quite the piazza that... More

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Florence, Italy
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is where to sit catch your breath and take in the view of the whole Val di Chiana. When you are refreshed you can then walk into town on the only flat street get a gelato and enjoy Cortona

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cleveland, Ohio
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

walk here early in the morning, when it's just you and the Tuscan sun rising over the hillside. it will make you weep. fabulous view.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

Lots of life in this piazza... Gelato place, live music, people dancing, or just sitting and people watching!

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New York City, New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We walked up several times to sit here, there are beautiful panoramic views of the valley below and lots of benches to sit in.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

Meeting place for locals and tourists alike. Restaurants and shops spill out to piazza. Loved the flag throwing ceremony and orchestra the next night.

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Hillsborough, North Carolina
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This is a great place to hang out and observe the world go by. With plenty of eateries and beautiful examples of Medieval architecture, it is an interesting location. And when there are Medieval festivals, it is perfect!

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Franklin, Tennessee
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275 attraction reviews
354 helpful votes 354 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Was not blocked off by cars when we went so its a little bit busy to stand around because the statue is in the middle of the rotary. The views are beautiful especially at dusk. We live on the other side of the Lake Tresemino in Umbria and have a view from the other side.

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