Piazza della Cisterna, San Gimignano

The borders of Piazza della Cisterna, a triangular piazza in San Gimignano, are lined with medieval towers and houses that echo that architectural style. At the convergence of the town's two main streets, the piazza is a gathering place for locals, a site for outdoor markets, and a stage for festivals. Many of the stone buildings feature ground-floor cafes well-suited to people-watching. One of these structures houses the cistern that gives the piazza its name. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Piazza della Cisterna by using our San Gimignano trip planner.
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  • San Gimignano is a very historical Tuscan hill town, however is is waay overrated in my opinion. Parking is quite a nightmare and it is a crowded and very touristy place. Compared to other hill...  more »
  • The towns central square, home to many medieval houses and a central well which was once the main source of water. Had a great time looking at all visible towers, arches, windows and doors from...  more »
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