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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 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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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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Reviewed July 12, 2018

The square got its name from the cistern which is in the middle of the it. It is always busy and very interesting buildings are around the square.

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Reviewed July 4, 2018 via mobile

Lots to see in this piazza; good choice of caffes to choose from, historic and great for food and wine. A must location to stay in and a hub of people during the day though peaceful come 6pm for a leisurely wine taking in the...More

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Reviewed June 29, 2018

Lovely square with a well in the middle( hence the name cisterna) with steps up that is handy to sit on to enjoy your gelato. There are two gelateria in the square; an award winner and the best in the world. The award winner had...More

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Reviewed June 27, 2018

Lovely and interesting part of San Gimignano. There was a great medieval parade on one day we were there and a market with traditional goods. Good cafes and a superb Italian ice-cream shop. In the Summer months however, there are hundreds of tourists arriving on...More

Thank Lesley E
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