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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%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gelateria” (34 reviews)
“lovely piazza” (10 reviews)
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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 0577 940008
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking around this area is very interesting. A beautiful town and the Piazza is beautiful. Very touristy in the summer months but an evening walk would be good.

Thank Elizabeth W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Imagine how hard life was for those without wealth or not living in a monastery or Abbey in medieval times. Living in a fortress town without ready fresh water from a pond or lake meant someone had to do some hauling. The planners of SanGimignano,...More

Thank kwagmeister
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Piazza della Cisterna has a great sense of history about it and yet there is a great atmosphere here. Constant buzz is experienced here

Thank Joyce M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is shaped like an inverted triangle and takes advantage of the natural slope of the land. It is completely paved in brick. A successful proof of how the Middle Ages and the present can be sampled. Especially appreciates Italy's control over today's advertising signs

Thank Phayao13
Reviewed 17 May 2017

From here, you can get the best gelato in the world, watch people go by, and get to all major sights and shopping streets in few minutes. A beautiful square and even more magical when people are few.

Thank italyfan61
Reviewed 12 May 2017

This one of two main piazzas in San Grimignano which adjoin each other. The name of this piazza comes from an old well situated in the piazza. The piazza is surrounded entirely by old buildings that gives it a medieval feel.

Thank Fellowtraveller00
Reviewed 11 May 2017

This Piazza seems to be one of two favorite gathering places for both locals and tourists. Lots of great shops and eateries face the Piazza, including several gelato shops. Entertainers often frequent the space. The ancient cisternstairs collect lovers, friends and pigeons. Be sure to...More

Thank soosihongkong
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Very nice piazza of medieval character and very well renovated. It offers also the opportunity to eat on this same square.

Thank Dominik125
Reviewed 18 April 2017

This beautiful old water well is out of a fairy tale, I would say this is the heart of the lovely medieval town of San Gimignano, perfect match with the little town's walls and stone construction. This may well be the nicest piazza in Tuscany,...More

Thank Francisco A
Reviewed 8 April 2017

A beautiful place, so much to look at and admire. also home to Dondoli gelateria (you can't miss it - the queues are usually long) has an amazing array of flavours. my favourites - rosmeary and raspberry, ricotta and blueberry, hazelnut and verdicchio wine (just...More

Thank ElsieFEdinburgh
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