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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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Special, charming Square

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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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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North Staffordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crowded during the day with queues for ice-cream the Piazza della Cisterna is magical at night. Good cafes all around. Take a walk down the street opposite the ice-cream shop - quiet and with interesting shops, see where it leads you!

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Kitchener, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Piazza was filled with vendors when we first arrived so it didn't look like much. But after they had taked down there stalls and left it actually was a nice spot to be in.

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Skipton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Definitely worth a visit and stay. The city is so beautiful set in a stunning part of Tuscany. Some fabulous restaurants, wine bars and shops to suit all tastes.

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Patna, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

if you've made the trip to San Gimignano, you'll certainly visit this place. It's very beautiful and perhaps a bit unique in a small town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

It's a meaningful Piazza, but nothing more than that. Lots os trash inside de Cisterna, with some coins that people make wishes

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

we strongly feel that it is best to visit San Gimignano in the early morning or better yet evening after the crowds of tours are gone. The well (or cistern that the plaza is named after) is a popular spot to take a photo. This plaza is rustic and beautiful. Thursday mornings there is a market. A very short uphill... More 

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Montgomery, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

What a lovely place to visit. Every building is stunning and the whole place is so clean. It is large and does not get too crowded. Lots of lovely small shops, restaurants and ice-cream shops around the edge. Perfect!

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Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This piazza shares a corner with the adjoining larger Piazza del Duomo, at the top of the steeply sloping main shopping streets. By day, the cool kids hang out on the steps of the old cistern well-head; by night when the day-trippers have gone, it is achingly lovely and romantic. There are two of the best hotels and their cafés,... More 

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