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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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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the “main” square of the historic medieval town of San Gimignano in which is located a cistern. The entire place is constructed out of old and fairly plain stone. In December the crowds are sparse and there were only some of the shops...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Between Florence and Siena, folks make a stop at this quaint medieval town with its house towers. The square is a nice place to sit and take in the atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 4, 2018 via mobile

Lovely trip ... gorgeous views ... delicious food and wine ... wonderful people ... can’t wait to go back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy S
Reviewed September 29, 2018

The most famous and popular square in San Gimignano is always crowded and busy, with many visitors enjoying the drink or the ice-cream in one of the bars or taverns around it. The square was named after the travertine well that was built in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Piazza Della Cisterna is a central place in the city. Beautiful and easy to find. One of the main touristic spots to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Alec D
Reviewed September 8, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Tammy C
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