We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Piazza Garibaldi

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Cortona, Italy
Website
Description:

One of the main squares in Cortona that features a scenic overlook.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 158 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great views from Piazza Garibaldi

The Piazza itself has a pretty fountain in the middle of it, and there are park benches to sit and have a coffee or gelato. The views are gorgeous as in all of Tuscany. But the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
TennisgalGreenBay_WI
,
Green Bay, WI
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

158 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 67: English reviews
Green Bay, WI
Level Contributor
351 reviews
67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Piazza itself has a pretty fountain in the middle of it, and there are park benches to sit and have a coffee or gelato. The views are gorgeous as in all of Tuscany. But the park that is adjacent to Piazza Garibaldi is a good size and a nice walk with flowers of every kind. In the midst of... More 

Helpful?
Thank TennisgalGreenBay_WI
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
239 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Grab a Gelato and sit on the bench in the sun. The Piazza is alive with locals and tourists coming and going in all directions, it makes for a relaxing 10 min or so.

Helpful?
Thank Rick S
Leuven, Belgium
Level Contributor
28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Very average piazza, just the start of the historical center, but nicer piazza in the center and much nicer views in Cortona (Duomo or even better near Basilica or Fortezza)

Helpful?
Thank mvandevelde52
Serbia
Level Contributor
281 reviews
252 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

One of many piazzas you will find in this beautiful town, this one is interesting as well. Advice goes just to walk around

Helpful?
Thank nemanja1205
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
362 reviews
133 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Great throughout the day with your cafe's and people watching. At night though is where it comes alive. The cafe's stay open late into the night, the kids are out playing, kicking footballs about until 10.30pm whilst their mums and dads are working in the café or dining at them. Very relaxing atmosphere.

Helpful?
Thank James B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

Just standing on such an old place makes you feelin' great. Whole place is awesome. I recommend everyone to go and visit Cortona.

Helpful?
Thank Dok S
Perth Hills, Australia
Level Contributor
46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

A vibrant and enchanting piazza in the centre of Cortona. Something different was happening there every time that we passed through.

Helpful?
Thank Dorothee C
Westchester County, New York
Level Contributor
731 reviews
515 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 532 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

I'd like to begin with a short explanation of Giuseppe Garibaldi's importance. During the Risorgimento (Unification of Italy 1870), he was labeled the Sword, Cavour the Spirit or Mind and Mazzini the Soul. I offer this tidbit for those confused about seeing the name so often and not having nuns rap wooden rulers on their knuckles until the trilogy was... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank preglad
Morris County, New Jersey
Level Contributor
859 reviews
373 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3,173 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2016

You figure it must be an important destination, since it is named after Garibaldi. There are other Garibaldi squares sprinkled through the towns in Italy. The Italians must love the guy:) There are beautiful views from there, so even if your time is limited, it is worth taking a look. We even saw cars parked there, not really sure what... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank Wenovo
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
1,121 reviews
778 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 321 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2015 via mobile

This is the setting for the movie "Under the Tuscan Sun" but, like the story itself, it is real, and it is Autentico. A word of caution, you may only take your vehicle into the walled city in daylight hours. And never into the Piazza. The whole town cries out "Stay"

Helpful?
1 Thank Mike K

Travellers who viewed Piazza Garibaldi also viewed

Cortona, Province of Arezzo
Cortona, Province of Arezzo
 
Cortona, Province of Arezzo
Cortona, Province of Arezzo
 

Been to Piazza Garibaldi? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Piazza Garibaldi and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Piazza Garibaldi staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?