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Piazza Garibaldi

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Address: Cortona, Italy
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One of the main squares in Cortona that features a scenic overlook.

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Great throughout the day with your cafe's and people watching. At night though is where it comes alive. The cafe's stay open late into the night, the kids are out playing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 17, 2016
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Great throughout the day with your cafe's and people watching. At night though is where it comes alive. The cafe's stay open late into the night, the kids are out playing, kicking footballs about until 10.30pm whilst their mums and dads are working in the café or dining at them. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Just standing on such an old place makes you feelin' great. Whole place is awesome. I recommend everyone to go and visit Cortona.

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

A vibrant and enchanting piazza in the centre of Cortona. Something different was happening there every time that we passed through.

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

I'd like to begin with a short explanation of Giuseppe Garibaldi's importance. During the Risorgimento (Unification of Italy 1870), he was labeled the Sword, Cavour the Spirit or Mind and Mazzini the Soul. I offer this tidbit for those confused about seeing the name so often and not having nuns rap wooden rulers on their knuckles until the trilogy was... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016

You figure it must be an important destination, since it is named after Garibaldi. There are other Garibaldi squares sprinkled through the towns in Italy. The Italians must love the guy:) There are beautiful views from there, so even if your time is limited, it is worth taking a look. We even saw cars parked there, not really sure what... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

This is the setting for the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" but, like the story itself, it is real, and it is Autentico. A word of caution, you may only take your vehicle into the walled city in daylight hours. And never into the Piazza. The whole town cries out "Stay"

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Nice place to visit. Been dreaming of a visit for a while and I have experenced it. Will return shortly.

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Beautiful little town Cortona and Piazza Garibaldi is exactly what you would expect think under a Tuscan sun.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

A hidden gem, the whole town is amazing. Situation on the top of a hill with spectacular views of the wonderful country side.

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Cortona is a lovely place to visit. The Piazza has great views, nice shopping, and plenty to eat. I'd recommend a day trip at the least. It's worth visiting.

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