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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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  • Imagine how hard life was for those without wealth or not living in a monastery or Abbey in medieval times. Living in a fortress town without ready fresh water from a pond or lake meant someone had to...  more »
  • Piazza della Cisterna has a great sense of history about it and yet there is a great atmosphere here. Constant buzz is experienced here  more »
  • It is shaped like an inverted triangle and takes advantage of the natural slope of the land. It is completely paved in brick. A successful proof of how the Middle Ages and the present can be sampled. ...  more »
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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.