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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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Love this old town! Very quiet, friendly locals and beautiful views. We stayed in a room in an old house and the views across the Tuscan hillsides were amazing. Nice place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Love this old town! Very quiet, friendly locals and beautiful views. We stayed in a room in an old house and the views across the Tuscan hillsides were amazing. Nice place to spend the night away from the more touristy towns...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice enough, tons of tourists - even in early June. Of course - prices for food, drinks, gelato on the Piazza are sky high. This is to be expected. Unfortunately, we found the Piazza, and San Gimignano as a whole, less charming than hectic and slightly cheese. Rick Steeves nailed this one on the head. Skip San Gig.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The main plaza of the city where the locals retreived water from the city in ancient times is a very happening area today. Some of the best restaurants in town are in this plaza. The one in front of Blanco Leon is very good and so is the one across and to the left. The plaza is lit up at... More 

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Worcestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We wandered from Bar to Bar and got a different view of the Piazza each time, then finished with a Gelato. In the evening we were entertained by some excellent Italian Buskers !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

It's one of the "most medieval" towns you may ever find! All castles and brick walls, all cool and windy, narrow streets, peculiar squares, wine cells - very atmospheric!

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Sit down in one of the restaurants or cafes surrounding the Piazza, order a bottle of Vernaccia, and just enjoy the Italian ambience!

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Monza, Mb, Itália
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Although some would come here just because it's the address of one of the most famous ice cream makers in the world, it's also a fine place just to sit and relax, imagining the past centuries that have gone by that well. But do not go out without tasting the ice cream, just there acrosso the square!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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

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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Address: Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577940008
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Tuscany  >  Province of Siena  >  San Gimignano

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