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Piazza della Cisterna

Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940008
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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.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelateria” (32 reviews)
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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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"gelateria"
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"watch the world"
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"nice square"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was staying in Siena but visiting this town was on my list that I went twice. I loved it in the day as at night. So peaceful to walk around, places to have a meal or gelato.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The last time that we were there is was in August about 6 years ago and we had been living in Lucca, Italy for 4 months by then. It was quite hot, as the summer usually is in Tuscany, and we were with friends. San...More

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Reviewed May 6, 2018

San Gigmignano is a walled hilltop town, with gorgeous views all around. The heart of it is this large piazza surrounded by ancient buildings which now house shops, restaurants and in particular, what is touted to be one of the best gelato shops in Tuscany!...More

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a very nice piazza, fully alive, lots of little shops and a few terraces with good wine. worth the stop. sun is also quite long on the piazza

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

This is where you feel the real beat of the place, and there are restaurants, bars, gelataria, as well as the Information office and the Duomo

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Reviewed April 20, 2018

I believe that we have been to many a town square since our travels to Italy in previous years. This one is memorable because of the water cistern located pretty much in the centre of the piazza. It is a great place to rest on...More

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Reviewed April 3, 2018

San Gimignano is well worth a visit for all of the architectural landmarks both ancient and modern and this is well worth seeing on its own.

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Reviewed March 31, 2018

Surrounded by cafes and ice cream shops, very close to the Duomo church. Has a huge central ancient water well.

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Reviewed March 9, 2018

Everybody likes to stay in the main piazza so this one was a bit of empty and lonely. Is not that beautiful like the main one, but worth a look.

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Reviewed January 23, 2018

Many Italian cities have preserved the dual structure since Roman times. One square was official. There were usually Prince's Palace or Town Hall with Cathedral. It was for the nobility, like in Roman times the forum was for the patricians. Piazza del Duomo has fulfilled...More

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