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Piazza della Cisterna

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Address: Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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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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Tuscany's best hill town!!

The most picturesque of Tuscany's hill towns...this walled jewel with its unique bell towers. Piazza della Cisterna with its stone well is a great location to witness the charm... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Pattaya, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The most picturesque of Tuscany's hill towns...this walled jewel with its unique bell towers. Piazza della Cisterna with its stone well is a great location to witness the charm of this medieval marvel...numerous eateries, hotels and shoppes dot the landscape. A perfect village for an overnight stay before or after Siena.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Piazza della Cisterna is an interesting piazza with an ancient stone well in the center (the well is no longer working but is an interesting artifact) - there is a wonderful market here on Thursdays and it is a great place to sit back and people watch. Also located in the piazza is the amazing Gelateria Dondoli - not... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

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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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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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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