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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.
Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great afternoon stroll into the old city of San Gimignano. It was a bit cold as the winds tend to flow through the narrow streets. There were few other people in town, so made for an easy walk and great views, including a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reagan10
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the “main” square of the historic medieval town of San Gimignano in which is located a cistern. The entire place is constructed out of old and fairly plain stone. In December the crowds are sparse and there were only some of the shops...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Between Florence and Siena, folks make a stop at this quaint medieval town with its house towers. The square is a nice place to sit and take in the atmosphere.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely trip ... gorgeous views ... delicious food and wine ... wonderful people ... can’t wait to go back!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The most famous and popular square in San Gimignano is always crowded and busy, with many visitors enjoying the drink or the ice-cream in one of the bars or taverns around it. The square was named after the travertine well that was built in the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

Piazza Della Cisterna is a central place in the city. Beautiful and easy to find. One of the main touristic spots to visit.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

You can spent a longer time here than you expect on forehand. The Marketplace is very beautiful. You can't compare the towers of this city with those of Siena or Florence. The market has his own atmosphere and so this little city is a "must-do"....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 519wk
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The Piazza della Cisterna is the center of the city of San Gimignano. It has a triangular shape and owes its name to a water reservoir that is placed in the square. This reservoir was built in the 13th century and enlarged a century later....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Paul B
Reviewed 30 August 2018

The focal point of the town and where everything is. Good staring point to explore the city and also where most of the restaurants are.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Akivz
Reviewed 19 August 2018

San Gimignano is known for it towers although only 14 of the original 72 remain. This piazza or square is city central and a great place to see interesting architecture and many of the towers.

Date of experience: August 2018
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