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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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  • Yes the place is typical with its facades but the must is to get in the middle and make a 360 °: it's like instead of a birthday cake candles (only missing the frosting). The best glacier in the world? To see...
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  • This site has a very nice well right to the center of the space by adding a charm to the beautiful and harmonious space, we had lunch at a restaurant located in the Piazza which added the romantic air.
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  • After entering San Gimignano and walking past the souvenir shops and cafes located on the quaint road you come to this beautiful square in search of the inevitable Gelateria Dondoli for its world famo...  more »
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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.