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Piazza della Cisterna

San Gimignano, Italy
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
Activities: Walking, Shopping, City walk sightseeing
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Owner 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

This town is beautiful !! Not yet so touristry unlike any other , easily walkable throughout, And many many scenic panoramic view of the vineyard and greeneries ! Great place to get a glass of wine during sunset . These square is the centre of all once u walk your way up you cant miss it , theres a gelataria... More

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New York City, New York
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Wow. The town center is so well preserved by an obviously proud people that call this place home. It was lovely to walk the streets and meet many of the townsfolk. Very little tourists in this hidden gem of ancient days. This was better than walking the streets of Florence. Only wish I had more time to stroll.

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Sydney, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

13th Century Cisterna is a must to visit having been modified in the 14th century takes you to this time with the rope grooves carved into the stone well and bears witness to where the ropes used to pull the buckets up from the well.

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Como, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The hillside view is just amazing. This is one of the most interesting places to visit because of the wonderful old buildings. The short walk going to the town piazza is an inspiring visit from the past. You will enjoy taking pictures in San Gimignano.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We got lucky and timed our visit to San Gimignano on a Thursday, market day. The piazza was bustling, the weather was lovely and the crowds were manageable. Being a part of the market experience which has gone on for over a millennium was a special experience. The line at Gelateria Dondoli was well worth the wait.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This is a must for a visit- a lovely hill town with great food, super shopping and great architecture. You'll pay more for a coffee on the piazza but you may judge it worth it to watch the world go by. Market day is Thursday and that's worth a visit too though you'll not see as much of the architecture... More

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Altoona, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Sitting on the steps of the cistern eating a gelato that we purchased at the world champion gelato shop across the street. One evening a man on the street was playing his flute and sitting on the cistern was just glorious.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

This is a great area to stop and take some pictures of the beautiful buildings that surround the Piazza. The cisterna is also a great photo opp, but there will likely be others in your picture. A lot of people like to sit or stand on the steps and use their smartphones. While it is a good resting/meeting place, it... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Go and get a few scoops ice cream from the Dondoli ice cream shop, sit down at the cisterna and enjoy.

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were only passing by on our way to Florence, but stopped for a few hours to see this town. It is quite unusual with all these structures towering over it. The first signs for a parking lot we saw, were a long walk from the town. We did Not pull in. We drove up much closer, the parking there... More

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