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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  • We must escape a picture because it is a symbol of s. Gimignano. Worth a stop at the bar, saw that the village must be visited on foot
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  • Beautiful at night with the stars. Really fascinating when you arrive at Porta San Giovanni and EC are facing. The game of the few lights makes it unique. Beautiful traditional Tuscan streets which leads with all its shops
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  • Everybody likes to stay in the main piazza so this one was a bit of empty and lonely. Is not that beautiful like the main one, but worth a look.  more »
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