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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  • Beautiful piazza, surrounded by houses and medieval towers. Very charming town, very busy with tourists. Must see.  more »
  • One of the main attractions of San Gimignano, half of the tourists and surrounded by hotels and restaurants where we preferred not to stop for the lack of ventilation in a warm and sunny day
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  • In the heart of San Gimignano, Piazza della Cisterna completes the areas of attraction for tourists who gather in admiration; Beautiful triangular shape, due to the conformation of the spaces allowed to build on the hill, and beautiful the palaces to contour with their towers; The reservoir of the name is located right in the center and represents the fluid (water) difficult to find in high places.
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