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Address: Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577940008
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Activities: Walking, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
Description: San Gimignano's main square has the town's 13th-century cistern, or well...
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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Nice square

Unusual shaped little square. First view of it was completely marred by the market. We were going to eat outside at a café but didn't because we didn't want to look into a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Unusual shaped little square. First view of it was completely marred by the market. We were going to eat outside at a café but didn't because we didn't want to look into a delivery van and back of a market stall. Interesting feature in the centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

A lovely piazza, surrounded by beautifully maintained medieval buildings. The towers are amazing, and we're very important in the struggles against Florence and Siena. Just sit and enjoy, have a gelato from one of the most famous in the world.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

It is a piazza to take pictures of the Cistern and the tower. At one time San Gimignano had more towers than Siena, but because of the significance of their power had to yield to Siena and remove them.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The Piazza della Cisterna is a medieval piazza (or square) and is located near the center San Gimignano, Italy. It is the main square in San Gimignano and has a 13th century cistern and a well in the center surrounded by some of the town’s fantastic towers. It is also located near the Piazza del Duomo. San Gimignano is about... More 

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kuala lumpur
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Visited the UNESCO World Heritage city of San Gimignano in Tuscany as part of a-day tour to Siena and Pica. The Cisterna Square is beautiful. Medieval palaces surround the Piazza. There is an ancient well in the middle. It has become a wishing well. The crowd puller was the gelato. Tourist were queuing up for the ice-creams which have won... More 

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PORT ALLEGANY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Get up close to the old well and put your fingers in the grooves where many women (most likely) have hung on here while hauling up water for the day. Be grateful for your privilege and celebrate it by ordering up some gelato from one of two shops. The one we patronized claimed to be the champion and had free... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Standing here you could just feel history. Making a secure town on top of a mountain with many look out tours and the cistern in the middle of the plaza.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

It was a great surprise to end a travel day in this amazing, well preserved medieval city. Piazza della Cisterna is the center of it... recomend to stay for the night and walk through (lesse people, more lights =)

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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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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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