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Piazza Garibaldi

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Address: Cortona, Italy
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One of the main squares in Cortona that features a scenic overlook.

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Great views from Piazza Garibaldi

The Piazza itself has a pretty fountain in the middle of it, and there are park benches to sit and have a coffee or gelato. The views are gorgeous as in all of Tuscany. But the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Green Bay, WI
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Green Bay, WI
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Piazza itself has a pretty fountain in the middle of it, and there are park benches to sit and have a coffee or gelato. The views are gorgeous as in all of Tuscany. But the park that is adjacent to Piazza Garibaldi is a good size and a nice walk with flowers of every kind. In the midst of... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Grab a Gelato and sit on the bench in the sun. The Piazza is alive with locals and tourists coming and going in all directions, it makes for a relaxing 10 min or so.

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Leuven, Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very average piazza, just the start of the historical center, but nicer piazza in the center and much nicer views in Cortona (Duomo or even better near Basilica or Fortezza)

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Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

One of many piazzas you will find in this beautiful town, this one is interesting as well. Advice goes just to walk around

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Great throughout the day with your cafe's and people watching. At night though is where it comes alive. The cafe's stay open late into the night, the kids are out playing, kicking footballs about until 10.30pm whilst their mums and dads are working in the café or dining at them. Very relaxing atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Just standing on such an old place makes you feelin' great. Whole place is awesome. I recommend everyone to go and visit Cortona.

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Perth Hills, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A vibrant and enchanting piazza in the centre of Cortona. Something different was happening there every time that we passed through.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I'd like to begin with a short explanation of Giuseppe Garibaldi's importance. During the Risorgimento (Unification of Italy 1870), he was labeled the Sword, Cavour the Spirit or Mind and Mazzini the Soul. I offer this tidbit for those confused about seeing the name so often and not having nuns rap wooden rulers on their knuckles until the trilogy was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

You figure it must be an important destination, since it is named after Garibaldi. There are other Garibaldi squares sprinkled through the towns in Italy. The Italians must love the guy:) There are beautiful views from there, so even if your time is limited, it is worth taking a look. We even saw cars parked there, not really sure what... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

This is the setting for the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" but, like the story itself, it is real, and it is Autentico. A word of caution, you may only take your vehicle into the walled city in daylight hours. And never into the Piazza. The whole town cries out "Stay"

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