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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 8, 2017
    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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