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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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  • A really quaint, right in the Centre of San Gimignano. A place so I'd even live it, is really beautiful.
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  • This is one of two main piazzas in San Grimigano and gets name from the well in the square. The piazza is surrounded by medieval buildings some of which have towers for which San Grimigano is famous. ...  more »
  • Impressive. Exciting. A blast from the past. Exceptional landscape. View of the towers. Great place for photos.
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  • A simple piazza yet one of the nicest in Tuscany. This piazza has the 13th century style which is renowned for its characteristics: a cistern which is capped by the Travertine Octagonal Shaped stairs, and a well on top. Surrounded by Local Souvenir and various coffee shops, its a nice place worth a visit....
  • On the Center of San Gimigiano. Nice to walk around.
  • Very nice historic plaza surrounded by small alleys and great views.
  • The center of San Gimignano life. Excellent place to start any walk through the village and to meet good friends.
  • That's a typical medieval square. There are shops all around and it's a good place to have a rest with an ice cream.