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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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Hobart, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
42 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
24 helpful votes 24 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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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Our tour guide took us to this little medieval town in the Tuscany after our tour of Florence( 45 min ride). It was going back in time with old cobble streets, churches, squares etc. Worth the trip and time to visit this place. Bit crowded with tourist but enjoyed the shops and little cafes. Oh, like others, you just try... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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

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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43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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