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Piazza della Cisterna

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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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An amazing square

Maybe the most beautiful square in Italian towns, there's no better place for a relaxing late-afternoon glass of wine. Highly recommendable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Maybe the most beautiful square in Italian towns, there's no better place for a relaxing late-afternoon glass of wine. Highly recommendable.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

One of the most charming spots in San Gimignano and one of my favorites especially at night. The atmosfere is outstanding and the city extremely beautiful. Have a drink at the piazza and admire the whole setting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great place to have a coffee or drink and watch the throngs arrive and then disappear late pm. Frankly, its much more enjoyable as is the whole town pre and post throngs.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Wonderful place to people watch and listen to great music in the evening. Both nights we visited there was people sitting around visiting and music playing. The buildings are so beautiful.

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Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A very nice place cut off from time and well cared. Beautiful surroundings. Shops selling very good ice cream and very good food.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Depending on where one parks ones car, this could be the first square one comes across - and it takes one's breath away. It has been described as"one of the most evocative squares in Italy". It is named after the well (cisterna) that is still in the middle of the piazza. Tall towers and mansions surround the piazza and the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

The San Gimignano main square is always crowded with people licking ice cream from near Gelateria Dondoli. Sit on the stairs surrounding the ''cisterna'' and enjoy the atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

beautiful piazza, for food, a drink and most and foremost some of the best gelateria in Italy. The city centre of San Gimignano around which all else revolves

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

a fantastic city a dream... Piazza della Cisterna means a journey to the past - a trip in the middle ages and the beginning of the renaissance... enjoy this place and try to see it in the evening, when all the tourists left and the city calms down...

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Port Elgin, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This piazza is at the centre of the town, and is a nice place to just relax, take lots of photos of the towers, and havo something to eat, there is several small places if you don't want to spend big money in a fancy restaurant. Just don't go on Thursdays, because there is a farmers and flea market and... More 

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