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Piazza della Cisterna

San Gimignano, Italy
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Walking, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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120 reviews 120 reviews
73 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Romantic Historic Piazza in the center of the town. Excellent location for people watching. Close to attractions and a puppeteer on weekends.

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8 attraction reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Great square to walk around or just sit and watch the people. Imagine how many have been here before you and looked at these same buildings and towers over centuries. But make sure you also walk the main street top to bottom and explore the side streets. Sadly many tourists only ever make it to the square and they miss... More

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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 NEW

This little town is a fantastic destination. The square is at the center of the tourist area. There are many restaurants, stores, and gelato to choose from. The entire town was a very welcoming area and I wished we had more than a couple if hours to spend. Great area for Tuscan pictures.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

One of my favorites in toscany. Must see. It looks like some little city from children story. Also is known by its wine and its towers

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Sattahip, Thailand
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3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

The square is right in the middle of the town and surrounded by beautiful medieval buildings. Cars from outside are not allowed to get into the town (ztl zone) which is great for walking. The square is car free so my kid can run around while mummy and friends can enjoy the atmosphere and her best ice cream without worrying... More

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Hobart, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

A wonderful spot. The heart but not by a long way the main point of interest in fantastic san gimignano. We preferred the 'worlds best ice cream' to the world champion shop but what a great dilemma in choosing gelati.... Great pizza pasta at bar cisterna

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
37 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Story book pretty square in the centre of this town. Regular market day with a traditional market is held here. This does rather hide the square though. Best to go when you can sit out and enjoy the charm of this place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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28 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is so pretty. It's so old and medieval looking you really feel like your somewhere else. We sat and ate a gelato and took in our surroundings. It has a lot of cute shops lining the entrance. You could easily cover this and Siena in a day

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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42 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The best time to visit is when there are no tourists - early morning or late evening. The piazza is located at the intersection of two main streets of the village of San Gimignano: la via Francigena and la via Pisa - Siena. The piazza was used as a market and a stage for festivals and tournaments. Its current layout... More

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Miami
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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It is gorgeous to see the open space of the Piazza surrounded by this colossal buildings with their windows and the gardens hanging form them. The building walls are partially cover by plants sight to see.

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