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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  • In the middle of San Gimignano with an old fountain in the middle. All around restaurants, shops and 2 ice cream parlours.
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  • Exceptional Piazza with a cistern full of coins, in the morning there is a fair that hides it, but from the mezzogiorno it is reborn and can be enjoyed in its greatest splendor. There are cafes with tables outside to delight.
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