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Piazza della Cisterna

Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
+39 0577 940008
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San Gimignano's main square has the town's 13th-century cistern, or well, in the center surrounded by some of the town's majestic towers.
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  • Very good33%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 0577 940008
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved all of San Gimignano. The Piazza della Cisterna area was large with quite a few people. You had to wait your turn to get a picture of the Cisterna if you wanted to be in the picture. There was a few shops and...More

Thank Wendy R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Standing in the center of this wonderful town with its ancient cistern you are surrounded by the towers that make it unique. Close your eyes and then open them and you are back in the passt.

Thank michael p
Reviewed 4 days ago

This piazza is a wonderful area of historic San Gimignano. It is worth sitting a people watching and the architecture is wonderful. Had to skip the famous gelato as the line was huge.

Thank SACountry
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

San Gimignano is a lovely Italian hilltop town in the beautiful Tuscan countryside. The towers in the town are very impressive and can be seen from miles away. The Piazza is a lovely place to have a relaxing morning coffee and people watch. Lovely experience.

Thank tourister10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely traditional piazza in a stunning town. Several cafe bars to sit and watch the world go by. Also home to the Dondoli gelato which is a must for all.

Thank mike c
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

An iconic beautifully preserved and presented square, towers, restaurants, gelato, bars and a stepped feature in its centre for sitting and looking at the sights and fellow passing tourists. Cameras at the ready, good luck getting a shot without a zillion tourists. Smiled to myself...More

Thank ReallyBadHat
Reviewed 2 October 2017

This place doesn't take a bad picture. Everywhere you look is a Kodak moment (I think I showed my age). Bring your walking/hiking boots. Traversing into the center of the city can be a steep climb, bit well worth it. My advice is to spare...More

Thank Jerry R
Reviewed 2 October 2017

You do have to go early in the day or stay late in the afternoon to get the best lighting and the warmth of the sun to show your photos best attributes. There are enough of the old "security" towers left to shoot them near...More

Thank Steven B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

It is the important piazza with more atractions, apart is crossroads inside the town, but has two gelaterias, gift shops and other things to see,....or to sit and watch the hundreds of people walking around.

Thank Temper43
Reviewed 1 October 2017

As a number of other reviewers have noted, tourists have found San Gimignano and descend by by the busfull for guided tours. If visiting, you owe it to yourself to stay overnight, or at least later when the town empties out, the day-trippers and pensioners...More

Thank Angelo S
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