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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%
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“gelato” (85 reviews)
“gelateria” (33 reviews)
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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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+39 0577 940008
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US$178 per adult
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"gelato"
in 85 reviews
"gelateria"
in 33 reviews
"watch the world"
in 9 reviews
"main square"
in 7 reviews
"hotel leon bianco"
in 4 reviews
"day trippers"
in 11 reviews
"lovely square"
in 5 reviews
"medieval town"
in 16 reviews
"middle ages"
in 7 reviews
"medieval times"
in 5 reviews
"tourists"
in 38 reviews
"rope"
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"tuscany"
in 47 reviews
"groove"
in 5 reviews
"triangular"
in 4 reviews
"stone"
in 11 reviews
"della"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The square got its name from the cistern which is in the middle of the it. It is always busy and very interesting buildings are around the square.

Thank 545medva
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see in this piazza; good choice of caffes to choose from, historic and great for food and wine. A must location to stay in and a hub of people during the day though peaceful come 6pm for a leisurely wine taking in the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely square with a well in the middle( hence the name cisterna) with steps up that is handy to sit on to enjoy your gelato. There are two gelateria in the square; an award winner and the best in the world. The award winner had...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely and interesting part of San Gimignano. There was a great medieval parade on one day we were there and a market with traditional goods. Good cafes and a superb Italian ice-cream shop. In the Summer months however, there are hundreds of tourists arriving on...More

Thank Lesley E
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I was staying in Siena but visiting this town was on my list that I went twice. I loved it in the day as at night. So peaceful to walk around, places to have a meal or gelato.

Thank D0nly1
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

The last time that we were there is was in August about 6 years ago and we had been living in Lucca, Italy for 4 months by then. It was quite hot, as the summer usually is in Tuscany, and we were with friends. San...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018

San Gigmignano is a walled hilltop town, with gorgeous views all around. The heart of it is this large piazza surrounded by ancient buildings which now house shops, restaurants and in particular, what is touted to be one of the best gelato shops in Tuscany!...More

Thank SuzyQu15
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

This is a very nice piazza, fully alive, lots of little shops and a few terraces with good wine. worth the stop. sun is also quite long on the piazza

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

This is where you feel the real beat of the place, and there are restaurants, bars, gelataria, as well as the Information office and the Duomo

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Reviewed 20 April 2018

I believe that we have been to many a town square since our travels to Italy in previous years. This one is memorable because of the water cistern located pretty much in the centre of the piazza. It is a great place to rest on...More

Thank Della G
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