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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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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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Nice square surrounded by historical buildings

Upon entering San Gimignano, follow the main street up to the Piazza della Cisterna. Here you can find a lovely medieval square surrounded by historic buildings. A number of cafes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This piazza is very scenic and home to the best gelato in the world! We visited in early evening when it was not so crowded, so it was very pleasant. However, we could not get close to the well as it was very crowded.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Upon entering San Gimignano, follow the main street up to the Piazza della Cisterna. Here you can find a lovely medieval square surrounded by historic buildings. A number of cafes and a once world famous gelato occupy the main square. Lovely point to stop and grab a coffee or gelato and soak up the atmosphere of this lovely square.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little piazza with a medieval (?) well and the gelato world champion as well as the usual tourist shops and restaurants. Worth visiting just to get some gelato.

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Thank Barry A
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a nice little piazza at the center of San Gimignano. You can see the medieval buildings all around and a well in the center. There are two famous gelatarias and I saw a restaurant as well. It's crowded in August but not too bad.

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Thank seema60
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller piazza with a old feel. Not a ton to do here as it's a small town. The architecture is interesting and can be enjoyed with a gelato from nearby shop.

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Thank William T
Mechelen, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have a drink on a terrace at this square and admire the historical towers and buildings. You have also a very good gelaterria at this square. A must in San Gimignano

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This historic central square is full of cafes, bars, restaurants and gelaterie. Even better when the day trippers have gone home!

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Florianopolis, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Once you are in San Gimignano don't miss the chance to visit this nice square. Piazza della Cisterna is named after the well that sits right in the middle of the square. Amazing building circulate the square. Perfect place to have a meal or just grab a ice cream and sit by the stairs della Cisterna. Enjoy!

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Piazza della Cisterna is paved with bricks, it's name derives from a 13C cisterna. It is one of the most evocative squares with tall towers around and one of my favorite in Italy.

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New delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

A hangout and photo shoot place with restaurants and the famous Gelato ice cream shop, which is a must try place. Connected to nearby Piazza del Duomo this is the heart of the city to while away a couple of hours and have lunch.

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