Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano

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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Piazza della Cisterna by using our San Gimignano trip planner.
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  • Very nice this medieval square in San Gimignano, with its central well and ice cream shops and restaurants around. Definitely worth seeing, especially in the evening. The only drawback: too many people in August.
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  • Despite the people who it crams everything is a large square and that absorbs well the crowd... with um tad of patience can ontener different angles for photos... and dwdw square well... interesting
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  • a journey back in time. very scenic and lovely, a must for those arriving in Tuscany.
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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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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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