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Piazza della Cisterna

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Address: Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 0577 940008
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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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You will not miss this square

After entering San Gimignano and walking past the souvenir shops and cafes located on the quaint road you come to this beautiful square in search of the inevitable Gelateria... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Dhiraj H
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After entering San Gimignano and walking past the souvenir shops and cafes located on the quaint road you come to this beautiful square in search of the inevitable Gelateria Dondoli for its world famous gelato. Otherwise there is nothing much to do here except to soak in the idyllic atmosphere and just hang around. Or relax in the lovely cafes... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A nice square with the well in the center. Nice and well kept as the whole town. A visit is recommended for sure.

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Turku, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite of many tourists (naturally), this is the the place to visit in Tuscany. Have been there for three times and still would go because it`s atmosphere and nice buildings. Just brilliant.

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Vegreville Alberta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

San Gimignano is beautiful and enchanting, with its many medieval towers still rising high into the air. We fell in love with the charm of San Gimignano as soon as we arrived. There are many shops and boutiques built right into the stone walls that line the alleys of San Gimignano. We found many specialty food, wine, leather, and ceramic... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

We had spent over a week in the countryside enjoying serenity, vineyards, etc., so coming to this little city was almost overwhelming. It is definitely a bustling place but it really is a fabulous site to see you as you are driving towards it. The tall walls, the very old buildings -- it is just amazing. Walking in and out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

It has be borne in mind that adorable San Gimignano is a small town and the piazzas are small and can not be compared to the grand piazzas of Siena or Florence. But it is precisely herein that lies this town's charm. It gives a taste of live during those long gone days.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This was and will always be the center of the town. In days of old the locals would visit the piazza to draw their water from the cisterns. In this fortress town of very wealthy a constant supply of water was the difference between life and death. Today the piazza is the people watching spot as it is the largest... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2016

We enjoyed a beer and glass of wine in this lovely piazza under an umbrella at a cafe in the hot September sunshine, fabulous!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

This the largest area in San Gimignano where everyone seems to gather. If your group decides to split up to shop, meet here! There is a nice coffee, pastry, and sandwich shop on one corner and the restroom is handy. There are two gelato shops so try each one to find your favorite. We have stayed in the hotel on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

San Gimignano is one of the small hill villages on many tour routes for good reasons worth visiting in spite of the often crowded streets from packed tour busses. The Piazza della Cisterna is one of two main piazzas having more shops and restaurants on its perimeter than the Piazza del Duomo. It is certainly more busy and subject to... More 

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