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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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Hub of the town.

Lovely Piazza with cafes , bars , gelateria, shops etc. Good for people watching. We only had a coffee stop here but we're pleasant ly surprised by the prices. Whole area gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Lovely Piazza with cafes , bars , gelateria, shops etc. Good for people watching. We only had a coffee stop here but we're pleasant ly surprised by the prices. Whole area gets very busy at peak times of day but you can loose the crowds by wandering just a street or two away .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pretty piazza surrounded by historic buildings. It's hard to take pictures avoiding people. There is a market on a Thursday morning so if you would like to see the piazza as you normally see it in the guide book avoid Thursday AM.

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Thank Masako Y
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Over a thousand years of history. The well (Cisterna) in the Piazza has felt the touch of millions on people past - see the hollows in the surround of the well. The larger towers and Bell Tower can be seen from this square. The tourists flock through this area! Maybe try and see it in the early morning? Thursdays are... More 

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Thank Bryan_Marianne
Zabbar, Malta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

this square is really interesting to see with the well found in the middle of it and it is surrounded with restaurants and gelateria all over with two of them being the most important ones due to certificate if excellence they have obtained some years ago.

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Thank Keith L
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A piazza at the heart of the town, and where the townsfolk drew water from. Now it is home to a few nice restaurants, and the (2) best ice cream shops in the world (so they claim - but gelatarias in Venice, Rome and Florence would contest this claim). It has a very nice feel, and a number of the... More 

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Thank Hawthorn37
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This square is quite marvellous. During the day it is full of activity with 2 excellent gelaterias. There are nice cafes too and street entertainers including a lovely puppet show popular with children. In the evening there are musicians playing till late. The cisterna restaurant had delicious food and good service

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Thank lynnecPortsmouth
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Erin S
Northumberland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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Thank Ge0rdieGl0beTr0tter
Colchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

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 August 14, 2016 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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