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Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano

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The borders of Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular piazza in San Gimignano, are lined with medieval towers and houses that echo that architectural style. At the convergence of the town's two main streets, the piazza is a gathering place for locals, a site for outdoor markets, and a stage for festivals. Many of the stone buildings feature ground-floor cafes well-suited to people-watching. One of these structures houses the cistern that gives the piazza its name. Plan your Piazza della Cisterna visit and explore what else you can see and do in San Gimignano using our San Gimignano trip itinerary maker.
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  • This is really gorgeous To namesti here the original fountain and medieval atmosphere stop by here on the ice cream they have it really good
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  • A medieval gem. If not for the number of tourists is may believe that you have visjado at the time. I liked very much
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  • Very nice place in the center of San Gimignano. Everyone says to visit this magnificent village early in the morning or late in the day to avoid the world; You can also do it between noon and 2 when these same tourists are stuck in the air-conditioned restaurants...
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  • Lovely place to hang out. Despite many tourists there's still some authentic ambient. You can enjoy the world famous ice cream or just grab some local wine.
  • Loved the little town of San Gimignano. Some nice shopping that was cheaper and less crowded than the major centers. Nice architecture cute shops and lively place to wander.
  • Extraordinary looking square where they the annual Palio horse race. Loads of eateries to choose from with lots of bustling side streets with small shops and wonders 😁
  • Amazing places, I visited it in the morning, great feeling, with very nice facades of the buildings around it! don't hesitate to walk around to have different view point of it
  • Beautiful piazza. Nice cafes and shops around. Good to relax, take a coffee and people-watch.

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Where to stay in San Gimignano

Many private country mansions just minutes from San Gimignano's historical town center offer comfortable rooms at affordable prices, including access to free parking, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and satellite TV. Staying outside the busy town center allows you to rest in peace and privacy, just a short drive from all the urban action. Slightly more expensive, self-catering apartments in the city center offer comfortable suites, where you can cook your own meals and reach the best nightclubs on foot.
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