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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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Piazza Della Cisterna, San Gimignano, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you visit San Gimignano, you’ll pass through Piazza della Cisterna many, many times. The cafés are nice, the ice cream is gorgeous - but, in the cool of the evening, when many of the visitors have departed, the square is taken over by musicians....More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 30 July 2019

A lovely central point to the town. This is where they also hold the market. There are restaurants, ice cream shops and bars in this area. You cannot miss this as this is the focal point of the old town.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Perry G
Reviewed 16 July 2019

Like in old times, when the youth loved to gather around the well, a lot of teenage girls and boys were hanging around this very historic water hole in a very medieval town. Only the period dresses were missing. The cistern is on the main...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 29 June 2019

Walking through the gate and into this piazza is a trip back in time to the 1100-1400's. It was interesting to think about the generations of people who had drawn water for their families from this cistern. On the day we visited, groups of touring...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 24 June 2019 via mobile

All can say, how many of you visit a city for 10 days and go to the same restaurant 5 out of the 10 times? In the piazza overlooking all these ancient buildings. So romantic. We also visited San Gimignano last year and all I...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 19 June 2019 via mobile

After arriving by bus and entering through the main gate in the wall we followed the cobblestone street up hill. Very old buildings line both sides of the street and house various shops restaurants. Piazza della Cisterna is the main Piazza at the top of...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed 14 June 2019

Beautiful piazza, surrounded by houses and medieval towers. Very charming town, very busy with tourists. Must see.

Date of experience: May 2019
Reviewed 30 May 2019

San Gimignano is unique and striking that started right from the highway approaching to the town. Then an amazing walk from the gate via cobble stone street leading up to the square. The square is surrounded with stone houses and massive tall towers as well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 28 May 2019 via mobile

Lovely little square with several restaurants in it and also the busiest ice cream shop in the world , excellent ice cream though

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank sandyanton1
Reviewed 28 May 2019

I thought it was a castle. On the top of a hill with medieval towers. It’s actually a 13th century walled city. All the structures are beautifully maintained including the medieval houses and 12th century church inside. The entrance to the walled city is a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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