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Address: Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
Phone Number: 0577940008
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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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Best gelato (Ice cream) in the whole area is here !!

Great place to walk, eat and buy presents and remembrance artifacts from Italy, I love coming here and just walk around, get a slice of pizza somewhere and some wine there, eat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2015
Patricio B
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Cagliari, Italy

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Cagliari, Italy
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83 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Great place to walk, eat and buy presents and remembrance artifacts from Italy, I love coming here and just walk around, get a slice of pizza somewhere and some wine there, eat gelato more than once every time, there are some Award winning Ice cream places here.

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Bellingham, Minnesota
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23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

We stopped here for some of the excellent gelato and to take a break from all the walking. It's a lovely piazza with a real sense of community--almost like a little town within San Gimignano. It's a great place to people-watch, enjoy your gelato, and we were fortunate enough to see a very talented puppeteer put on a performance. This... More 

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Rome, Italy
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

San Gimigniano es one of my favorite tuscan cities. Obviously it's not Florence or Sienna but it has it's own charm and warmth. If it's yuour first time in Italy maybe it not a must. But if you have already been in Italy and want to experience a great and beatuiful small town. This is the place!!

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Water discovery! This has probably been one of San Gimignano's favourite meeting places for centuries. The steps around the well (cistern) in the middle is a great place to catch the sun even if you choose not to sit in one of the cafes there and sip your espresso macchiato. Just looking at the ancient buildings and their patchwork of... More 

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Thank Paul M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The centre point of San Gim, good point to stop, regroup, and refresh. Cafes and restaurants around the area makes it a good meeting point.

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Ludwigsburg, Germany
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We had lunch just on this main attraction of Piazza della Cisterna. The view is great every side you look at. Food was very expensive and not enough for an adult bur the ice.... no words for the ice! Amazing square to stop and enjoy.

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Petah Tiqwa, Israel
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

This place can make you feel like a citizen in the old time. Once a week there is the local market but prices are higher then the same markets in other local close towns. Sit in one of the (expensive) cofee shops to feel the environment

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 472 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

Walk around the square: the views are a primary reason for visiting San Gimignano, though a visit to the Duomo is intellectually (and spiritually?) more rewarding. There are plenty of places to sit down, enjoy a refreshment, and watch the people passing by.

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RANCHO CORDOVA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

If you ever want a picture postcard of the Tuscany area, go ahead and take a picture here. You will not be disappointed.

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Mirabel, Canada
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Very quiet at night, good for relaxing and enjoy a coffee or gelato. During the you can see the towers everywhere in the village. Can be crowded during the high season. At nihgt there les tourist and more locals with their kids. Really good feeling like if time had stopped.

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