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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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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

The incredible old towers...and people watching! For such a small place, there are several nice hotels and restaurants. And one of the best gelaterias in Italy!

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Oulu, Finland
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

San Gimignano had lots of tourists even in early July. Anyway, San Gimignano is worth a visit, but come early in the morning or late at night when there are less tourists.

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Naples, Italy
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

astonishing place, we eat an ice-cream, very good and have a relaxed evening surrounded by centuries of history

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Bristol
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35 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stopped here for a light lunch and a drink on our day visiting San Gimignano. It is a triangular shaped piazza with a well in the middle, hence the name. Its great for people watching and a good place to sit and plan where you want to visit next.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Watch the world go by with a relaxing drink.... not too expensive unless you visit the 'best ice cream' shop in the world.....11 euros!.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We stayed in the Costerna hotel in the piazza with views looking over the town and Cisterna. Peaceful and fascinating with plenty to do wandering round and exploring all of San Gimigniano for several days, great views from the towers, local markets in the square walks around the walls, highly recommended for a visit

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Florence, Alabama
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We enjoyed all the shops in the piazza, it is very beautiful and scenic. Buildings that are over a thousand years of age. A plce to isit, for sure.

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Chichester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

After 6 San Gimignano reverts to the people residing within this lovely walled city as the buses have departed wwith the day trippers Whether we ate out or in, we spent the evening walking, people watching and enjoying our dessert of yet another flavour of the fantastic Dondorli ice cream. The towers are sympathetically lit and it is magical, very... More

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Fishers, Indiana
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

There are 2 gelato shops close together. Be sure to buy from the World Winner, which is posted outside above the door! The other gelato is just not as good!

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Dallas, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Make sure you try the world famous gelato nearby and then walk down to enjoy the creepy torture museum!

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