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Piazza della Cisterna

Address: San Gimignano, Italy
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: San Gimignano's main square has the town's 13th-century cistern, or...
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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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East Islip, New York
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138 reviews 138 reviews
68 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We sat and had a delicious glass of vernaccia and watched both the locals and the tourists go by. I could truly spend an afternoon doing nothing more. Beautiful town, lovely square. It really takes you back in time.

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Wiltshire, UK
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25 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A great place to sit, become one of the locals and enjoy people watching - espcially the hoards of touristy people who have arrived by the bus-load. There are a couple of superb gelato shops here too!. Or enjoy a beer or a coffee! Great to do if you have the time.

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33 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The building surrounding the Piazza are remarkable stone houses many of which have or did in the past have towers. You can see many of the famous towers from the piazza. It is quite a climb to reach the piazza. How on earth does the water reach the cisterna.

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Prince George, Canada
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

This is the place to congregate and become one of the locals, any time of the day or night. Have a gelato, sit back on the stairs and enjoy people watching while listening to some of the local musicians. Take in the medieval architecture and enjoy listening to the Italian conversations!

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Orinda, California
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24 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

careful here-close to gelato place , ATM and the main church. Great open farmers market, but near the cistern, closed in and an unsavory opportunistic element abounds-watch your wallet. Found the city soooooo charming-but this spot was a little iffy

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Poggibonsi, Italy
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157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Last day of November, cloudy sky, early afternoon, the last Chinese tourists are about leaving. Few people around, the little town is on display for those who appreciate the magic of the medioeval past. Lovely, charming atmosphere walking trough beautuful houses and palaces. One of the best little towns in central Italy.

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54 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This town is beautiful !! Not yet so touristry unlike any other , easily walkable throughout, And many many scenic panoramic view of the vineyard and greeneries ! Great place to get a glass of wine during sunset . These square is the centre of all once u walk your way up you cant miss it , theres a gelataria... More 

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New York City, New York
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow. The town center is so well preserved by an obviously proud people that call this place home. It was lovely to walk the streets and meet many of the townsfolk. Very little tourists in this hidden gem of ancient days. This was better than walking the streets of Florence. Only wish I had more time to stroll.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

13th Century Cisterna is a must to visit having been modified in the 14th century takes you to this time with the rope grooves carved into the stone well and bears witness to where the ropes used to pull the buckets up from the well.

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The hillside view is just amazing. This is one of the most interesting places to visit because of the wonderful old buildings. The short walk going to the town piazza is an inspiring visit from the past. You will enjoy taking pictures in San Gimignano.

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