Piazza del Duomo

Piazza del Duomo, San Gimignano: Address, Phone Number, Piazza del Duomo Reviews: 4.5/5

Piazza del Duomo
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Ogi0
Sofia, Bulgaria16,484 contributions
Nice square
Aug 2021
Very beautiful and well-preserved medieval square with many shops and cafes. From here you can see the towers of San Gimigiano.
Written August 21, 2021
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Jake23
New Jersey6,084 contributions
Nice square
Aug 2021
The piazza is beautiful and has great atmosphere. There are people, shops, and beautiful views anywhere you look. It is a must see in San Gimignano.
Written August 6, 2021
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Asiyah Noemi K
Pula, Croatia4,527 contributions
Beautiful Piazza with nice atmosfere
Jan 2020
Piazza del Duomo is a city square in beautiful San Gimignano. Today the Piazza Duomo is still the heart of San Gimignano, just as it was the centre of political and religious life in the Middle Ages. If the Duomo is the religious symbol of San Gimignano, the Palazzo del Popolo represents his civic symbol. Together, a few meters from each other, they form the unique architectural group of the Cathedral Square. The most imposing building is the Collegiata, it is at the centre, overpowering the piazza with its bulk as it sits on high atop a stairway. Exactly opposite is the Palazzo Vecchio del Podestà with the Torre Rognosa and the Torre Chigi alongside. The Collegiata, also know as the Duomo, gives its name to the piazza and has been there since the 11th century. In the first half of the 13th century, during the period of greatest economic prosperity, the piazza assumed the appearance it still has today. The main public buildings were built here, and the façade of the Duomo was rotated to face the Palazzo Vecchio del Podestà. It is a brick, trapezoid-shaped space with a slight slope, adding to the wonder of those who upon entering find themselves all of a sudden at the centre of the Middle Ages. Three important medieval buildings face one another here: On the north side, projecting up into the sky, are the Torri Gemelle dei Salvucci. On the opposite side is the Palazzo Nuovo del Podestà with the Loggia del Comune. Beside it is the massive Torre Grossa.
Written September 3, 2020
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romanshorner
Munich, Germany827 contributions
Main Square with Historic Buildings
Jun 2019
It is the main square of San Gimignano. There are a lot of historic buildings around, especially the Palazzo del Podestà (historic main administration building) and the big church, the Duomo. It is not so full of life like the Piazza della Cisterna, but it has more interestin historic buildings.
Written May 31, 2020
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain8,350 contributions
Charming square! Wonderful towers!
Aug 2019 • Family
Piazza del Duomo (or Cathedral Square, in English) is the central square in the old town of San Gimignano, a wonderful medieval town in Tuscany Region, where you can see some fantastic towers. It is the main square and here there are some of the most important buildings in the town like Duomo (Cathedral), Palazzo Comunale (Town Hall), some important towers, the turistic office or obviously some bars, restaurants and souvenir shops. Also, it is a great place to walk enjoying with views of very nice buildings, sit and drink or eat something or only relax (in summer it is impossible, because this place is full of people). Really a Top place in the town, the region, the country and probably on the world. Also from here you can begin to do the visit of Torre Grossa or Bell Tower, Palazzo Comunale or Duomo.
(See also Historic Centre of San Gimignano, San Gimignano Bell Tower, Torre Grossa, Collegiata de Sta. Maria Assunta - Duomo, San Gimignano 1300 and Bar le Torri)
Written May 13, 2020
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom4,950 contributions
Beautiful Piazza with Medieval Towers & Cathedral
May 2019
This piazza is slightly less crowded than Piazza Della Cisterna - but not by a lot. It's equally impressive. The cathedral and the famous towers are the highlights here.
The cathedral façade is quite plain and is not much to look at from the outside. You have to go inside to appreciate it. However, it has wide stairs at the front which are perfect for taking a break and sitting and looking across at the towers, directly opposite. We stopped there to look more carefully at the towers. An interesting feature we noticed was a lot of holes in the tower walls. Apparently these originally held big timbers beams that stuck out and propped up external wooden staircases and balconies, allowing people to walk outside or go from one room to another. Some of those balconies would have been a long, long way up so you wouldn't have wanted to have vertigo.
We didn't stop in the piazza for very long as we were continuing our walk to the ruins of the Montestaffoli fort at the top of the hill which I highly recommend (from the piazza, we headed uphill along the side of the cathedral and from memory there were some signs from that point).
Written January 10, 2020
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amy
Fairfield, CT317 contributions
Well preserved town
Nov 2019
Relatively flat (the town itself). Parking outside the wall is easy to find. Well preserved town. The square attracts lots of people. Good to se crowds or get some snacks and rest your feet. Fun place
Written November 12, 2019
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Sara H
Melbourne, Australia680 contributions
Charming
Sep 2019 • Family
We spent the afternoon in San Gimignano, and got to see the town bask in the glow of lights and lamps after the majority of day tripping tourists had left. One of the highlights from our trip was sitting on the Duomo steps, eating a pizza and people watching. Some respite from the teeming crowds in Florence
Written November 6, 2019
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G_EvansWales
Brecon, UK848 contributions
Great place to sit and have an ice cream
Sep 2019
A very busy central square where we stopped and had ice cream on two occasions. The queues for the ice cream were huge!
Written October 9, 2019
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graham c
Cambridge, UK984 contributions
Beautiful City area
Sep 2019 • Couples
This is an excellent location to visit in San Gimignano. Just of the main square area. The Church is a lively old building. The steps rise up in front making the building look imposing. There are many old buildings here including the local Council offices. Many different shops and bar, cafes adorn this part of the town. You have quite a climb up hill in all directions to reach the area.
Written September 2, 2019
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