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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.
Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between Florence and Siena, folks make a stop at this quaint medieval town with its house towers. The square is a nice place to sit and take in the atmosphere.

Thank margaretc007
Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely trip ... gorgeous views ... delicious food and wine ... wonderful people ... can’t wait to go back!

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The most famous and popular square in San Gimignano is always crowded and busy, with many visitors enjoying the drink or the ice-cream in one of the bars or taverns around it. The square was named after the travertine well that was built in the...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Piazza Della Cisterna is a central place in the city. Beautiful and easy to find. One of the main touristic spots to visit.

Thank Alec D
Reviewed September 8, 2018

You can spent a longer time here than you expect on forehand. The Marketplace is very beautiful. You can't compare the towers of this city with those of Siena or Florence. The market has his own atmosphere and so this little city is a "must-do"....More

Thank w k
Reviewed September 4, 2018

The Piazza della Cisterna is the center of the city of San Gimignano. It has a triangular shape and owes its name to a water reservoir that is placed in the square. This reservoir was built in the 13th century and enlarged a century later....More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

The focal point of the town and where everything is. Good staring point to explore the city and also where most of the restaurants are.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

San Gimignano is known for it towers although only 14 of the original 72 remain. This piazza or square is city central and a great place to see interesting architecture and many of the towers.

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Reviewed August 4, 2018

A bit confusing and crowded especially to find nearby parking. Once parked we had a bit of a walk (must wear comfortable shoes for walking) but once inside the city the piazza was worth seeing. Lots of history and good food, cafes etc.

Thank Tammy C
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile

We visited 5 years ago & have raved about the gelato ever since. The queue this time was 25m long & the whole town was just too crowded. Volterra offers the same quality but with far more manageable numbers

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